Richard Freestone is a photographer and printmaker. He graduated from Derby in 1990 with a BA(Hons) in photography and now concentrates on his self initiated projects. He regards himself as a craftsman as much as an artist enjoying the process of hand crafting his fine photographic prints.
Richard invariably looks to nature for his subject matter and his highly regarded botanical prints have won him a number of awards particularly at the Garden Photographer Of The Year Awards and exhibition held annually at The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew winning 1st prize in 2006.
As a compliment to his photography Richard is now regarded as one of the finest Platinum/Palladium printers. Not only using the process for a selection of his own work but also being commissioned by an international clientele of galleries, estates and individual photographers and artists, including The National Portrait Gallery and Magnum Photos.
Based in Derbyshire Richard’s studio/darkroom is situated in one of Richard Arkwright’s mills built in 1775 on the edge of the Peak District National Park.