Photos + Words by Tim Richmond

Edits by PSQ

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A photograph acts as a springboard for the viewer on a narrative journey.

Stories revealed, true or imaginary.

In a seaside hotel lobby, a woman stares out at a wet English day.
Billy holds the second-place Karate trophy he won in 1987.
A transvestite enjoys a quiet cup of tea.
A cowboy checks in at a motel on his way to who knows where.

Places can seem alone, like people, filled with melancholy.

My inspiration to photograph started in the 70s, watching movies such as Days of Heaven, Terrence Malick’s tribute to vast open spaces; The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino and Vilmos Zsigmond’s vision of steel town America that was as stunning as tragic; Jack Nicholson, bouncing off Karen Black in Five Easy Pieces; and continuing to this day with films such as Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master, Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank, and Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler. Auteur movies that ask as many questions as they answer.

I have seen no reason to stop loading film in my cameras. I accept the limitations of straight photography and embrace the truthful analogue of the ‘moment’. The content of the photograph is paramount, and yet the delicate tonality of the print leaving my darkroom is crucial to an appreciation of the image.

Tim Richmond is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose work ranges from landscape, documentary, fashion, portraiture and travel. His long-term projects include Last Best Hiding Place and the on-going series Love Bites, Winn Dixie. Wherever his inspiration takes him, his photographs are imbued with narrative strands.

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