Richard Alexander Pilnick was introduced to photography at a very young age by his father, an engineer who spent many years working away in Asia and the Far East. He would document his trips with an old Pentax - this became a deep personal connection point for father and son and a joint passion to share and explore together. Now, Richard shares his own experiences and the lives of others through the medium of photography, capturing the essence and beauty of the unique souls of this world. 

Using medium and large format film photography, Richard is noted for the unobtrusive manner with which he relaxes his subjects, effortlessly imbuing their faces with serene and unperturbed expressions. For Richard, photography is his doorway to different cultures and traditions, it is a moment captured, a feeling, an emotion, a silent form of communication and a message to be interpreted and appreciated through many generations with no geographical boundaries. 

Richard's work has been exhibited in various locations around Europe and Asia, most notably in the National Portrait Gallery in November 2013 Richard was exhibited as part of the 'taylor wessing photographic portrait prize 2013'. 

His work has been commissioned internationally for both commercial and editorial uses, Richard Pilnick is available for both commercial and personal commissions. 

Born in 1981 in Nottingham England, Richard Pilnick lives his life with intention, dedicated to his passion.


Awards & Publications

2020 - Silver award PX3 Paris Photo - Nature

2020 - Bronze award PX3 Paris Photo - Nature

2020 - Honourable Mention PX3 Paris Photo - Fine Art

2019 - Ashtanga Yoga Published by Ammonite Press

2012/13 Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Exhibitor


A few of Richard's trusted clients

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