b. Cambridge, UK, 1956
Richard Heeps’ Seductive, highly saturated colours and sophisticated pictorial structures demonstrate a true love for his subject matter – be it cool, descriptive interiors, still life or landscape. His distinctive style pushes the limits of lens-based photography without the need for digital manipulation. He has exhibited widely in museums and galleries. He has four books and has contributed and featured in many high profile publications.
In 2007 Richard along with photographer Natasha Heidler founded Bleach Box Photography Gallery, a platform that participates in approximately ten worldwide art fairs a year. The aim is to show powerful images created without any digital manipulation. Working with artists, they produce their work from negative in their Cambridge based darkrooms. They source the best materials to produce high-end fine art pieces, and their works are now part of many international collections.
Exhibition & Art Fair List (edited list from thirty years back catalogue)
· Photoville, Brooklyn, NY 2016
Bleach Box Photography Gallery presented the Heidler & Heeps Vinyl Store
· Richard Heeps Art Trail, Cambridge 2016 a Thirty Year Retrospective of Richard Heeps
· MIA, Milan 2016
Bleach Box Photography Gallery presented a Thirty Year Retrospective of Richard Heeps
· Goodwin Gallery, Hamburg 2016 a Thirty Year Retrospective of Richard Heeps
· Affordable Art Fair 2016, 2015, 2014 Brussels, Milan, New York, Hampstead, New York, Stockholm, Battersea & Amsterdam.
· Lille Art UP! 2015
· Affordable Art Fair 2014 Hong Kong, Hamburg, Singapore.
· ‘Man’s Ruin’ 2008-present, touring exhibition including The Spitz Gallery, The
Photographers Lounge, Stockton Hall
Museum, Norwich Arts Centre, The
Lighthouse Gallery, 20-21 Visual Arts
Centre, Rochester Art Gallery
· ‘Stranger than Fiction’ 2012, Cube Gallery,
· ‘New Lantern’ 2009, The Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton
· ‘Rolled Out’ 2008, 20-21 visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe
· ‘Different Light’ 2004, The Civic Centre,
· ’36 Minutes’ 2000, The Babylon Gallery, Ely
· ‘View of the Fens from the Car with Wings’
1995, Norwich Arts Centre, Chatteris
· ‘Instant Pictures’ 1992, Kettles Yard,
· ‘Ordinary Places’ 1988, The Photographers
Gallery London, Cambridge
· ‘Man's Ruin’ Published by Richard Heeps
with the support of Arts Council England.
· ‘Rolled Out’ Published by Richard Heeps
with support of BBM and Arts & Business.
· ‘Thurrock: “A Different Light”'
Commissioned by Arts Generate.
· ‘FAST: Feasting on the streets of London’
commissioned by the ICA and published by
Portobello Books with text by Kevin Jackson.