/ 2020 / Nature / Flowers

Floral

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Flowers
  • Company
    Richard Pilnick Ltd
  • Photographer
    Richard Pilnick
  • Credit
    Richard Pilnick

During lockdown, with no people to photograph and nowhere to go, time was spent in the garden and with my thoughts. Meditating on nature, watching the bees buzzing, the blossom blossoming and the grass growing, I began to see things differently. Seeing this state of lockdown as a metaphorical hibernation, a time to go within, nourishing the self from the inside.
Seeing the flowers bloom, from the months of inner work, seeing this as the 'trophy' I realise it is not the culmination of the project, the gold medal on race day, for it is all that came before, the foundations, that make it possible

Using medium and large format film photography, Richard is noted for the unobtrusive manner with which he relaxes his subjects, effortlessly imbuing their faces with serene and unperturbed expressions. For Richard, photography is his doorway to different cultures and traditions, it is a moment captured, a feeling, an emotion, a silent form of communication and a message to be interpreted and appreciated through many generations with no geographical boundaries.

Richard's work has been exhibited in various locations around Europe and Asia, most notably in the National Portrait Gallery, London