'I love what I do.
I'm lucky to have found it.
I still get goose bumps.'
Considered and meticulous, Richard Maxted's work is perfection in the world of still life advertising photography. His award winning images are both challenging and fascinating and his controlled use of studio lighting is an art form in itself.
After graduating with a degree in photography from Blackpool College in 1995, Richard opened his east London studio in 2000. Quickly establishing himself within the industry, his eye for detail and obsession with 'getting it right' earned him respect and admiration in equal measures from his peers.
With a client base including BA, RBS, V&A, Jim Beam, Campbells and Mandarin Oriental (to name but a few) Richard's passion for photography is almost tangible. He is prolific in his personal work commenting in a recent interview 'your personal work identifies who you are as a photographer. The ads and commercial work are the proof you can do the job but personal work shows your eye, shows what you see and what makes you tick'
When not juggling commissions with personal work, Richard can be seen haring up the motorway on his motorbike back to Whitstable where he spends his time (amongst other things) throwing stones into the sea with his two young children.