Archives for posts with tag: Portrait

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 

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Street Portrait (for and of Jenna), 2018

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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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Untitled (Project Two), 2017 by Barry Comer and Richard Guest

Untitled (Project Two), 2017 by Barry Comer and Richard Guest

This image has been cooking for a good long while; Barry and I initiated our second project in September 2015…and finally, here’s the result.

Our previous project started with an exchange of self-portraits, and through a game of exquisite corpse in which each of us added and subtracted elements, resulted in two distinct images. For project two, we decided to follow the same procedure, but make the end result one image. And kicked things off with a still life…

Here are some of the intermediate stages:

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This is a project by Barry Comer and Richard Guest.

Barry and I have never met in the physical world. He is based in Louisville, Kentucky and I live on the edge of London. I have long admired his drawings. So I jumped at the chance when Barry suggested we work together.

 

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

Fuki was just outside Urban Outfitters in Covent Gardend when I spotted her. She walks pretty quickly, but I caught up with her and she was great about me taking a few shots. This is the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Fuki! Hope you like your picture.

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

Rebecca was taking a break on Shelton Street when I spotted her. I loved her style and she was great about me taking a few shots. This is the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Rebecca! Hope you like your picture.

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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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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 Paul Smith), 2017– Street Portrait (for and of Paul Smith), 2017 –

Paul Smith is one of my favourite designers – I’ve been wearing his shirts and jeans for decades and got married in a Paul Smith suit. So, it was fantastic to run into him in Covent Garden, and he was great about me taking a few shots. This is the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Paul! Hope you like your picture.

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