I'm a photographer based between London and Budapest. I grew up in Hungary and graduated from the BA (Hons) Fashion Photography course at University of the Arts London with the Award for Excellence in Fashion Media. During my BA studies in London, I started to assist photographers like Mert & Marcus, Solve Sundsbo, David Sims and Karim Sadli, while also developing my own work. Now I devote my time to commissions and personal projects including fashion, film, travel and documentary work. I experiment in the field of photography & film and find inspiration in a wide range of sources including the work of film directors Bela Tarr, Michael Mann and David Lynch; 20th Century Hungarian and Japanese photographers like Gyorgy Kepes, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Daido Moriyama; modernist and surrealist artists and everyday situations encountered while traveling.
Recent clients include the Financial Times HTSI magazine, Omorovicza, Vogue China, Vogue Arabia, Harvey Nichols, Iamisigo, Hamerli, Esquire UK.
Richard’s experimental and impromptu photographic approach is one he developed throughout his teenage years. “I first got into photography at the age of 12, when I was given a small point and shoot camera for Christmas,” he recalls. From here, he began reading books on the medium, playing around with his latest possession. Developing a solid set of techniques in a “natural and slow” manner, he began setting up shoots with his sister who was studying fashion at the time, eventually taking the hobby more seriously from the age of 16. “I was very ambitious and managed to get some jobs while in school, which helped in shaping my way of thinking and seeing,” he explains. Now working both commercially and on self-initiated projects, Richard’s portfolio combines portraiture, street photography, documentary and fashion in a consistently stylised and distinctive methodology.
Text by Ruby Boddington for It's Nice That
The distinctive and unique perspective evolves around experimenting and exploring the technical aspects of photography. The aesthetic is captivating, dramatic, and somewhat gloomy with the strikingly vocal atmosphere. The atmosphere accentuates the contrasts and plays a critical role in affecting the emotional perception of the work.
Text by Stasia Khmelnitski