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

It feels like this was taken a lifetime ago, but it was Thursday 6th February. Michaela and Sasha were performing acrobatics in the street. They looked fantastic and they were great about me taking a few shots of them. This is the first and my favourite. Thanks very much Michaela and Sasha!

Michaela’s Instagram can be found here.

If you are interested in seeing more street portraits, there are a lot of them on this blog (just click on the tag in the tag cloud) and some on my Instagram here and a selection on 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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Street Portrait (for and of Sophie and Harra, 2020

About a week ago, I ran into Sophie and Hara. And they were great about me taking a few shots of them (fighting the sunshine). This is the last shot I took and it’s my favourite. Thanks very much Sophie and Hara!

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If you are interested in seeing more street portraits, there are a lot of them on this blog (just click on the tag in the tag cloud) and some on my Instagram here and a selection on 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.

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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