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Richard Nicholls

Art forms

Photography, Digital Art, Multidisciplinary


My art is constantly evolving but almost always involves a photographic process. My images are primarily about pattern, rhythm and texture, and range from representational photographs of the natural world, through to abstract pieces; some purely aesthetic, others are driven by real world events.

Iā€™m invariably working on a number of projects at any one time and these can vary wildly in their content although my process is fairly consistent.

I work mainly digitally but it is an important part of my process that images are printed out rather than left in digital form to only be viewed on screen. This allows work to be studied and reassessed over days, weeks or even longer, before deciding the next step. Sometimes work is added to with paint or ink and then photographed again, or perhaps a small section of the work is photographed in isolation, to highlight a particular detail that catches my eye. Sometimes I use an analogue camera or a phone app with analogue effects to photograph the work in order to get an aesthetic which is less clean and precise, as I feel that this is a downside of digital output. The final version of a piece may have gone through a number of print-photograph-print iterations as part of its development.

Richard Nicholls astract ink drawing


Richard Nicholls photographic print collage
Richard Nicholls original Polaroid instant film
Richard Nicholls coded generative art