Richard Bryant - architectural photographer
Richard Bryant is an award winning, international, photographer from London in the UK, renowned for his photography of architecture, modern and historic, interiors and exteriors for all the top architects and designers. He is internationally acclaimed for his top quality, location and architectural photography.
Architecture, Interiors and Commercial Photographic Assignments
As one of the most highly acclaimed international architectural photographers, Richard has been commissioned by the world's leading architects and best new designers for many different types of professional projects. He travels globally to fulfil prestigious assignments, from Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Barcelona in Europe to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Florida in the United States. His commissions have also taken him further afield and have included professional and commercial assignments in Thailand, Singapore, Morocco, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Australia and South Africa.
Commissions for an architectural photographer can be diverse, from photographing a luxury house interior and garden for a private individual or top celebrity in Italy, or a new art gallery or museum in New York or California, a prize winning iconic building within a cityscape in Austria to a prestigious retreat hotel in the countryside in Thailand or on a remote island in the Mediterranean. Richard Bryant photographs all aspects of architecture, including modern and historic, interiors and gardens, apartments and palaces, museums, art galleries and hotels, from private houses to famous historic buildings. Besides architecture, his work also includes gardens, cities and all aspects of the the built environment and the man-made world. Richard's photography has earned him considerable international respect from the architectural and design community who appreciate high quality photography.
Richard has been the photographer for many top international names and famous architects, Armani in Italy, Foster and Partners in London, Daylesford Organics, Netjets, Oberoi, India, Pentagram, the Savoy Hotel, Virgin, Richard Meier and Zaha Hadid. Other clients may be aspiring architectural practices, interior designers, advertising agencies or magazine publishers, worldwide including not only the UK but also in the United States, Europe and Australia who are looking for the high class, top photography.
As a professional international photographer, Richard has been commissioned to take photographs of many different types of buildings from commercial office buildings in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore in Asia to public buildings such as: art galleries, museums and concrt halls in New York, Texas California, Mexico and Canada in North America, transporation buildings such as: airports and stations in Spain and Britain and luxury hotels and major public buildings in France, Italy and Germany in Europe. His commissions have included not only major public buildings but also private houses and apartments.
Each client's photography needs differ, a mixture of advertising, marketing, public relations and editorial, via printed brochures, multi media campaigns and web sites, a variety promotional usage
Increasingly individual private homeowners, delighted with their work of their architects, interior designers and decorators, are requesting personal, photographic print portfolios or limited edition books of their homes.
The art of Photography - Images of London and the London Exhibition at Somerset House
Modern or historic, old or new, photographer Richard Bryant interprets though his camera space, light and form. The art of Richard Bryant's photography is clearly illustrated in his limited edition, deluxe book, London, with a forward by Peter Ackroyd and published by the New York arts publisher Rizzoli. Oversized, extra large and authenticated high quality photographic prints made from images in the book were displayed in an exhibition in London's Somerset House and sold to international collectors of art and photography. Each piece bearing a signed letter of authentication.
The exhibition photographs capture the ambience of London's cityscape, from the atmospheric photos of the River Thames estuary and bridges and to the east of the city to the historic buildings of Kew Gardens. His travel imagery captures the more unusual views of London. Although Richard Bryant has gained recognition as a professional photographer of modern and contemporary architecture and design, he also photographs many famous historic buildings and landmarks around the world, specialising in exceptionally high quality photography.
Awards and prizes for Architectural Photography
Richard Bryant has been given numerous photographic awards and prizes, including Britain's top designer and advertising accolade the D & AD yellow pencils. Richard has an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects ( Hon. FRIBA ) and an Honorary Doctorate in Design from Kingston University. He has exhibited in his own right at the Venice Biennale in Italy.
Richard is a member of UK's The Architecture Club and was a committee member for the 2010 Festival of Architecture event 50 years of London Architecture. The exhibition is planned to travel to other European cities.
Archives and Collections
Richard Bryant's photographic work is held by several European and North American institutions including the RIBA, London, the V&A , the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the CCA , the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, Canada and DAM., Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
Richard Bryant can be contacted directly via richardbryant.co.uk or via his agency arcaidimages.com
The slideshows include photographs of the folowing:
Architecture - museums, concert halls, sports stadiums, art galleries, airports, stations and commercial buildings
Vitra Museum, Austria by architect: Frank O. Gehry, Lloyd's Building, London by Richard Rogers, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao by Frank O. Gehry, The Gherkin, London by Foster and Partners, Chuch in Rome, Italy by Richard Meier, Torre Agbar in Barcelona, Spain by Jean Nouvel, Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain by Richard Rogers partnership, Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA, Barcelona, Spain by Richard Meier, Wembley Football Stadium, London, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA by Frank O. Gehry, The Reichstag, parliament building Berlin, Germany by Norman Foster and The British Museum, London by Foster and partners
Still Life - Interiors Photography
Ambience - historic houses, palaces, private houses, vacation homes, holliday villas, luxury hotels and private apartments
Nindooinbah House, Queensland, Australia, Apartment in Paris, Geoffrey Bawa's private house in Sri Lanka, Luxury holiday villa in the Mediterranean, Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Armani headqaurters in Milan, Italy, Oberoi Hotel in India, Luxury apartment in Dubai.
London - Pictures from the London Exhibition at Somerset House
The River Thames and Thames barges, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Kew Gardens, Trafalgar Square, St Pancras Station refurbishment, Spitalfieds Market, Kensington Gardens, The city of London, Battersea Power Station, general views of the city at dawn and sunset and architectural details of famous London landmarks