CALL YOURSELF A GOTH?
Are you into gothic music, aesthetics and/or gothic fashion? 
(I am open to your individual interpretation of what constitutes ‘Goth’; today it encompasses such a large number of different styles from trad-goth, victorian-goth, goth-rock, perky-goth etc - all of these extended sub-genres are welcome to take part in the project!) 
Then this workshop is for you! Click here to register: https://blackno1.eventbrite.co.uk/
Photography Workshop
This workshop will introduce you to studio lighting and the way it can change the mood of photographs. We will try several different setups and everyone will get hands on experience taking pictures and you will get to keep copies of all the images you take. Equipment will be provided along with props, backgrounds and cool locations. At the end of the workshop we will look at Photoshop and the way this is used to enhance images.
This workshop does not require any special skills and you don’t need to bring any special equipment or fancy cameras!
Only open to individuals aged 16-21, living in Medway/Swale and with an active interest in all things Gothic.
There are two dates to choose from; the first session is on a Saturday (21st September) starting at 13.00 whilst the second one is on a Thursday evening (10th October) starting 18:00. 

CALL YOURSELF A GOTH?

Are you into gothic music, aesthetics and/or gothic fashion? 

(I am open to your individual interpretation of what constitutes ‘Goth’; today it encompasses such a large number of different styles from trad-goth, victorian-goth, goth-rock, perky-goth etc - all of these extended sub-genres are welcome to take part in the project!) 

Then this workshop is for you! Click here to register: https://blackno1.eventbrite.co.uk/

Photography Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to studio lighting and the way it can change the mood of photographs. We will try several different setups and everyone will get hands on experience taking pictures and you will get to keep copies of all the images you take. Equipment will be provided along with props, backgrounds and cool locations. At the end of the workshop we will look at Photoshop and the way this is used to enhance images.

This workshop does not require any special skills and you don’t need to bring any special equipment or fancy cameras!

Only open to individuals aged 16-21, living in Medway/Swale and with an active interest in all things Gothic.

There are two dates to choose from; the first session is on a Saturday (21st September) starting at 13.00 whilst the second one is on a Thursday evening (10th October) starting 18:00. 

Bill Cunningham New York

Watch this film - his enthusiasm is contagious!

I am thinking about running some evening/weekend workshops in Medway this autumn. Does this sound like a good idea? More info on where and when will follow soon, but you can give me a shout now if you’re interested!
 
(The design above is obviously an old workshop advert)

I am thinking about running some evening/weekend workshops in Medway this autumn. Does this sound like a good idea? More info on where and when will follow soon, but you can give me a shout now if you’re interested!

 

(The design above is obviously an old workshop advert)

Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks he speaks
Philip-Lorca DiCorcia

Paolo Roversi On The Mysteries of Light

The legendary fashion photographer talks about flashlights, sunlight and his love affair with beauty.

For me cities are enormous bodies of peoples desires.
Daido Moriyama

Gyunel Atelier branding video co-produced with HADenough media. See more of my images on www.gyunel.com

London - book shops

TipiTin - 47 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 8E (http://www.tipitin.com/)

Donlon Books - 77 Broadway Market, E8 4PH (http://www.donlonbooks.co.uk/)

Claire de Rouen Books - 125 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EW (http://clairederouenbooks.com/)

Koenig Books - 80 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0BB

Any other recommendations, let me know?… 

Two of my favourite boys. Bjørn & Kristian. Found this when looking through old iPhoto albums. Think its from Dickens House, 2005?

Two of my favourite boys. Bjørn & Kristian. Found this when looking through old iPhoto albums. Think its from Dickens House, 2005?

BILLY CHILDISH - 3 Volume Catalogue Set in Slipcase
I just got a copy of this set last night and they look fantastic! I am proud to say that I shot all the reproduction photography along with images of Billy painting in his studio. 
This lavishly produced set of books details 3 Billy Childish exhibitions at International Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, Lehmann Maupin, New York and neugerriemschneider, Berlin - all held in the first 6 months of 2013.
Each book 72 pages, full colour on extra heavy paper, cased in raw book board and quarter bound in cloth with debossed titles, all housed in a cloth covered slipcase.
Concieved and designed by L-13 and Billy Childish, made possible by neugerriemschneider, co-published & distributed by all 3 galleries and Koenig Books.
Edition of 125 copies signed and numbered by the artist on the front board of each book.

PRE-ORDER NOW

BILLY CHILDISH - 3 Volume Catalogue Set in Slipcase

I just got a copy of this set last night and they look fantastic! I am proud to say that I shot all the reproduction photography along with images of Billy painting in his studio. 

This lavishly produced set of books details 3 Billy Childish exhibitions at International Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, Lehmann Maupin, New York and neugerriemschneider, Berlin - all held in the first 6 months of 2013.

Each book 72 pages, full colour on extra heavy paper, cased in raw book board and quarter bound in cloth with debossed titles, all housed in a cloth covered slipcase.

Concieved and designed by L-13 and Billy Childish, made possible by neugerriemschneider, co-published & distributed by all 3 galleries and Koenig Books.

Edition of 125 copies signed and numbered by the artist on the front board of each book.

PRE-ORDER NOW

Supermoon over Rochester, UK (23rd June 2013)

Supermoon over Rochester, UK (23rd June 2013)

Best Wedding Invites EVER!!

It’s no secret that me and Zara are massive geeks so when it came to our wedding invite all the usual ideas for invites were just not for us. We went to our good friend and the Gandalf of illustration Mr Mark Barnes and asked him for something different. We wanted two designs, one for our wedding in Sweden and one for our party here in the UK, we spoke to Mark about all our geeky loves and BOOM he came up with these beauties…. he is a bloody genius!

How many movies references can you spot?

Please check out Marks website www.markbarnesillustration.com if you would like to commission him to do some AWESOME for you.

Japanese people often talk about home as a place where you are born, grow up and everyone is there, but I don’t have such a home. I’ve been moving a lot since I was a child. I am creating my own home by connecting pieces of images from my imagination and things I saw as a child.
Daido Moriyama

Stress Totems booklet

Self-published booklet featuring eight images from Stress Totems.

Limited edition of 50 copies, £3/each (available to buy directly from me - just send me an e-mail on info@rikard.co.uk)