Archives for category: Portrait
Street Portrait (for and of Tariq), 2020

So my lucky streak continues…I ran into Tariq today, and he was great about me taking a few shots of him. This is the fifth and my favourite. Thanks very much Tariq!

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If you are interested in seeing more street portraits, there are tons of them on this blog or you can visit my Instagram here or my website here.

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In early October 2019 David Cook and I visited Peter Doig: Paintings at Michael Werner, and Cy Twombly: Sculpture at Gagosian, both in London. Afterwards, we discussed the shows by email. You can read the resulting conversation starting here.

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Tree and Shard, 2020
Street Portrait (for and of Timothy Block), 2020

I’ve been very lucky in January – I ran into Timothy Block the day after meeting Rakia. Tim and I had a chat and I took a couple of shots. This is the second portrait and my favourite. Thanks very much Tim!

Tim is an actor and film maker.

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If you are interested in seeing more street portraits, digital constructs and paintings visit my Instagram here or my website here.

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Street Portrait (for and of Rakia) #1, 2020

One of the great things about 2020 so far is I seem to have rekindled my interest in photographing people. An even greater thing is that I ran into Rakia yesterday.

We made 8-10 shots together around London Bridge and these are my favourites…

Street Portrait (for and of Rakia) #2, 2020

The photographs work as well in colour as they do in black and white. But I tend to favour the monochrome.

Street Portrait (for and of Rakia) #2 version 2, 2020

You can visit Rakia’s Instagram here: @rakiamoctar

Thanks very much Rakia!

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If you are interested in seeing more street portraits, digital constructs and paintings visit my Instagram here or my website here.

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Street Portrait (for and of Yozmit), 2013/ 2020

In the last few days I’ve been experimenting with converting portaits I originally presented in colour on TFIPM to black and white. This was partly to test Ted Grant’s adage. Above is the new processed main portrait of Yozmit, and below the original.

Street Portrait (for and of Yozmit), 2013

Back in 2013 I must have preferred the colour version as a true representation of Yozmit’s style. Today I like the inkiness of the new version.

The original post featuring Yozmit can be found here.

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Landscape study (271019), digital composite, dimensions variable, 2019

Around 2013 I wanted to show my portraits alongside abstract paintings. For all sorts of reasons (one being I didn’t know that many abstract painters) it didn’t happen, so I started trying to imagine and make the kind of abstracts that might work with street portraits. Seven years later, I think I’m beginning to find stuff.

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Untitled painting sketch, 2019

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If you want to see other work, visit my Instagram here or my website here.

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Dear all, I have added a couple of street portraits for and of (left to right) Ruby and Christian to my Etsy shop. They are both C-Type photographic prints on archival paper, 29.7 x 42.0cm, (or 11.69 x 16.53 inches).

Prints are £40 + postage and you can purchase them here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CityStories 

Street Portrait (for and of Jenna), 2018

– Street Portrait (for and of Jenna), 2016 –

It’s been a while since I last took a street portrait. The project, which has been going since 2012, seemed to have ground to a halt…and then I spotted Jenna. And she was great about me taking a few shots. This is the first of four shots and is my favourite. Thanks very much Jenna!

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If you are interested in seeing more of my work, I have a new website: https://richardguest.art/ , which includes a print of the month (this month it’s the turn of Into The Light from 2014, which was taken on Hungerford Bridge, London, UK).

Works in progress, street portraits and sneak peeks of finished paintings are all featured on my Instagram feed. I update the feed three times a week, and you can find it here.

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Street Portrait (for and of Gary Numan), 2018– Street Portrait (for and of Gary Numan), 2018 –

Last Wednesday I ran into Gary Numan and his dad Tony in Central London. We had a bit of a chat and they were really nice people and great about me taking a few shots.

As a young teenager I was obsessed with Gary’s album Telekon – I bought two of the three singles released from it and eventually the album. It still holds up as a great piece of work.

But he’s got a great catalogue that’s well worth checking out, including a new critically acclaimed album called Savage. The video below was taken from a celebration, earlier this year, of the UK music programme (now sadly off air) The Old Grey Whistle Test.

The portrait of Gary is a crop from the photograph below. On the left is his dad, Tony. Thanks very much letting me take the shot Gary and Tony.

Gary Numan and Tony WebbGary and Tony, 2018

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On Friday night Walk Upright launched their self-titled album at the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon, London, UK. The venue is so small I had to make a composite image of the band…

Walk UprightGreat gig!

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are engaged in a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest. Check it out.

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Mario Lautier Vella, 2017– Mario Lautier Vella, 2017 –

This was taken at Mario Lautier Vella‘s private view for his exhibition of paintings, drawings and collages, Homebodies, 7th July 2017. The exhibition’s brilliant and I strongly urge you to visit. Details below:

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are engaged in a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest. Check it out.

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Street Portrait (for and of Patrizia), 2017– Street Portrait (for and of Beatriz), 2017 –

Street Portrait (for and of Sofia), 2017– Street Portrait (for and of Sofia), 2017 –

Sofia and Beatriz were enjoying a break on Shelton Street when I spotted them. They were both great about me taking a few shots. Both shots are my first of each of them and my favourites. Thanks very much, Patrizia and Sofia! Hope you like your pictures.

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are engaged in a conversation in pictures called Between Scarlett and Guest. Check it out.

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And David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at at time. Check out Zzzounds!

 

Street Portrait (for and of Becky), 2017– Street Portrait (for and of Becky), 2017 –

Becky was on Shelton Street when I spotted her. I loved her style. Thanks for letting me take your portrait, Becky. Hope you like your picture!

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Street Portrait (for and of Victor), 2017– Street Portrait (for and of Victor), 2017 –

Victor was on Seven Dials. He was great about me taking a few shots. Thanks very much, Victor! Hope you like your picture.

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Since May 2012, I have been approaching strangers in the street and asking if I can take their photograph. Thankfully everybody here said yes.

Thanks to Alice, Alice and Caner, Ajay, Anais, Becky, Blackie, Christian, Clara, Dominic Andrew Davids, Fifi, Flower, Fuki, Han, Hayley, Imogen Smith, Inge, Jenkin, Joe, Kris, Leon Hart, Marcus, Nolan, Patti Smith, Paul Barrett, Paul Smith, Rebecca, Romano, Sara, Stephen Dunn, Stefano, Tim, Tomo and Luna, Tony, Tony, Victor, and Will McLean, and to everyone who has stopped for a portrait.

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If you are interested in learning a bit of background to any of the shots above, a quick search of TFIPM by the person’s name should bring up the original post. This post is dedicated to George Skeggs, my first street portraitee – without him there would have been no beginning…

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have a blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at a time on a new blog called Zzzounds! David has just reviewed The Seer by Swans. Check it out!

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