ABOUT
Deborah
A member of The Royal Photographic Society.
A Victorian Christmas Portrait
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From an early age I had a sincere love of The Arts, Music, Expressive writing, Poetry and Photography.

My  life has taken me on many journeys that have often been relatively painful and hugely varied in experience. From these I developed a solitary lifestyle and my focus shifted largely to the world and society surrounding me.

This led me to an intense interest in philosophies, psychologies and the study of human interactions to mention but a few in a struggle to make sense of  my own perceptions and purpose.

Through my own personal battles and somewhat dysmorphic sense of self image I have strived to realise beauty as a reality in as much as I can as a distraction to my own self sabotage.

I have realised the ways that much media intervention and human conditioning have damaged our senses of what is perceived as beautiful, pretty or attractive by setting a falsely constructed standard of ideals thus leading to dangerous and destructive comparisons and damaged self esteems that lead many to emotional problems and feelings of inadequacy.

I reached for my camera to take the focus away from myself and the rest is history.

My portraiture captures the true soulful essence of the sitter unfiltered and natural. 

My Love of Classical Art is such that I also enjoy producing  'Old Masters' styled portraits in addition to natural, editorial and commercial, I love the textures and depth of these images especially when they are printed onto quality cotton canvas and framed, it is my absolute pleasure to produce a masterpiece to be enjoyed  for many decades to come. 

I hope that you enjoy my images as much as I enjoyed creating therm.

Thankyou for taking the time to read this X

Live BBC radio interview with Deborah Richards