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Richard Heeps

United Kingdom Born in: 1965 Emergent Artist

Richard Heeps b. Cambridge, UK, 1965.

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 worldwide art fairs. The aim is to show powerful images created without 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 artworks are now part of many international collections.

Although I was brought up in East Anglia, I was heavily influenced by America, I visited American bases, I kept magazine cuttings and I followed drag racing. The speed, lifestyle and technicolour is reflected in my imagery. "American" colour is a major aspect to my work, it drives my equipment and material choices. 

At the age of ten I began participating in Art Shows and became comfortable with showing my work and the praise and criticism which is part of an artist's development. In my early paintings Manhattan was a reoccurring theme, I was fascinated with New York.

In my professional career I have been lucky enough to exhibit my work in Museums and Public Galleries since the 1980's. These days I travel exhibiting at International Art Fairs and I still enjoy connecting with my audience, I am driven to create something and see how people respond to it and how they connect to it.


Education

• 1988-1991, BA Hons. Photography Film and Animation, West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham

• 1986-1988, BTec Photography, Mid Cheshire College of Art and Design, Northwich

• 1981-1984, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Apprenticeship in mechanical engineering


Exhibition & Art Fair List (edited list from thirty years back catalogue)

• 'A Short History of Milan', 2019 a special project at Affordable Art Fair Milan.

• 'WEMEN', 2018-2019 at Nhow Hotel Milano.

• Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition 2018 – The South Sackler Wing

• Affordable Art Fair 2018 NYC, Hampstead & Hong Kong Presented by Tag Fine Arts

• 'Eclectic Collections' at 45 Park Lane presented by Tag Fine Arts & Ackerman Studios.

• 'Memory Box' – Moniker International Art Fair 2017

• MIA – The International Photography & Moving Image Art Fair, Milan 

- 2017, Telling Stories

- 2016, Bleach Box Photography Gallery presents a Thirty-Year Retrospective of Richard Heeps

• 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

• Goodwin Gallery, Hamburg 2016 a Thirty-Year Retrospective of Richard Heeps

• Affordable Art Fair 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Milan, New York, Hampstead, Stockholm, Battersea, Hamburg & Amsterdam presented by Bleach Box Photography Gallery

• Lille Art UP! 2015

• Affordable Art Fair 2017, 2014 Hong Kong, 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, London

• 'New Lantern' 2009, The Lighthouse Gallery, Wolverhampton

• 'Rolled Out' 2008, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe 

• 'Different Light' 2004, The Civic Centre, Thurrock

• '36 Minutes in Cambridgeshire' 2000, The Babylon Gallery, Ely

• 'View of the Fens from the Car with Wings' 1995, Norwich Arts Centre, Chatteris Museum

• 'Instant Pictures' 1992, Kettles Yard, Cambridge

• 'Ordinary Places' 1989, The Photographers Gallery London, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery


Publications Include

• 'Man's Ruin' 2007, Published by Richard Heeps with the support of Arts Council England. 

• 'Rolled Out' 2007, Published by Richard Heeps with support of BBM and Arts & Business. 

• 'FAST: Feasting on the streets of London' 2006, Commissioned by the ICA and published by Portobello Books with text by Kevin Jackson.

• 'Thurrock: “A Different Light"' 2005, Commissioned by Arts Generate. 

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Richard Heeps, Glamour Cabs, Photography

Richard Heeps

Glamour Cabs, 2008
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Nomad VII, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad VII, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Beach Ball, Photography

Richard Heeps

Beach Ball, 2001
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Swim-in-Pool, Las Vegas, Nevada, Photography

Richard Heeps

Swim-in-Pool, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2003
29.9 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,665

Richard Heeps, Vetyver Pool, Poovar, Kerala, Photography

Richard Heeps

Vetyver Pool, Poovar, Kerala, 2013
29.9 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,665

Richard Heeps, Meat Shack, Ghum, West Bengal, Photography

Richard Heeps

Meat Shack, Ghum, West Bengal, 2013
29.9 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,665

Richard Heeps, Indian Coca-Cola, Darjeeling, West Bengal, Photography

Richard Heeps

Indian Coca-Cola, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 2013
17.7 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$765

Richard Heeps, Nomad Nine, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad Nine, New York, 2017
51.2 x 33.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,735

Richard Heeps, Nomad VIII, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad VIII, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Nomad IV, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad IV, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Nomad II, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad II, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Nomad I, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad I, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, The Enigma Machine, Bletchley Park, Photography

Richard Heeps

The Enigma Machine, Bletchley Park, 2003
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$448

Richard Heeps, Ford Taurus, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ford Taurus, Milan, 2018
37.4 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, Big Window, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Big Window, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
25.6 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$514

Richard Heeps, Foto Studio, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Foto Studio, Milan, 2018
25.6 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$514

Richard Heeps, Steps, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Steps, Salton Sea, California, 2001
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Sun Lounger, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Sun Lounger, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs California, 2001
15.7 x 18.5 x 1.4 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Approach Road to Bonneville Salt Flats, Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

Approach Road to Bonneville Salt Flats, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
25.6 x 37.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, God Speed - Good Year, Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

God Speed - Good Year, Bonneville, Utah, 2003
25.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, Marina Sign I, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Marina Sign I, Salton Sea, California, 2003
33.5 x 25.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, Nicely's Café, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nicely's Café, 2003
25.6 x 31.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, Wende Flamin' Eyeball, Las Vegas, Photography

Richard Heeps

Wende Flamin' Eyeball, Las Vegas, 2001
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Lilac Gloves, Photography

Richard Heeps

Lilac Gloves, 2009
11 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$193

Our recommendations Richard Heeps, Pink Floral Dress, Photography

Richard Heeps

Pink Floral Dress, 2009
16.5 x 11 x 0 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Gloves & Handbag, Photography

Richard Heeps

Gloves & Handbag, 2009
16.5 x 11 x 0 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Hutong at Night, Beijing, Photography

Richard Heeps

Hutong at Night, Beijing, 2013
27.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, Streets of Saigon, Photography

Richard Heeps

Streets of Saigon, 2016
31.5 x 63 x 2 inch
Photography

$3,214

Richard Heeps, Hallway, Photography

Richard Heeps

Hallway, 1990
15 x 15 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Daisy's Kitchen, Photography

Richard Heeps

Daisy's Kitchen, 1990
15 x 15 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Zzyzx Resort Pool II, Photography

Richard Heeps

Zzyzx Resort Pool II, 2002
32.3 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$765

Richard Heeps, Hell's Gate, Death Valley, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Hell's Gate, Death Valley, California, 2000
32.3 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$765

Richard Heeps, Motel Desert Shores, Photography

Richard Heeps

Motel Desert Shores, 2003
32.3 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$765

Richard Heeps, Bitchin', Photography

Richard Heeps

Bitchin', 2004
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$765

Richard Heeps, Wendy Resting, Las Vegas, Photography

Richard Heeps

Wendy Resting, Las Vegas, 2001
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$765

Richard Heeps, Thrills, Coney Island, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Thrills, Coney Island, New York, 2013
29.9 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,665

Richard Heeps, Gotham, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Gotham, New York, 2016
29.9 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,665

Richard Heeps, Beached Roller Coaster, Wildwood, New Jersey, Photography

Richard Heeps

Beached Roller Coaster, Wildwood, New Jersey, 2013
29.9 x 37.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,665

Richard Heeps, Ave Maria, Ho Chi Minh City, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ave Maria, Ho Chi Minh City, 2016
15 x 11 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Neon Cross, Ho Chi Minh City, Photography

Richard Heeps

Neon Cross, Ho Chi Minh City, 2016
11 x 13.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Prayer Flags, Darjeeling, West Bengal, Photography

Richard Heeps

Prayer Flags, Darjeeling, West Bengal, 2013
17.7 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$765

Richard Heeps, Jetty, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, Photography

Richard Heeps

Jetty, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, 2013
17.7 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$765

Richard Heeps, Nomad Six, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad Six, New York, 2017
37.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,157

Richard Heeps, Nomad Triptych, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad Triptych, New York, 2017
18.1 x 33.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$578

Richard Heeps, Nomad IX, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad IX, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Nomad VI, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad VI, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Nomad V, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad V, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Nomad III, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad III, New York, 2017
16.5 x 11 x 1 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, Photography

Richard Heeps

Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, 2016
11 x 13.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, Photography

Richard Heeps

Space, Ibiza, The Balearic Islands, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$636

Richard Heeps, Book, John Ryland's Library, Manchester, Photography

Richard Heeps

Book, John Ryland's Library, Manchester, 1987
29.9 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,665

Richard Heeps, Bonanza Café, Lone Pine, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Bonanza Café, Lone Pine, California, 2000
29.9 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,665

Richard Heeps, Sun 45, Bisbee, Arizona, Photography

Richard Heeps

Sun 45, Bisbee, Arizona, 2001
29.9 x 29.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,665

Richard Heeps, Nicely's Café, Mono Lake, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nicely's Café, Mono Lake, California, 2003
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$193

Richard Heeps, Lights of Mong Kok, Photography

Richard Heeps

Lights of Mong Kok, 2016
33.5 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, Look Up Mong Kok, Photography

Richard Heeps

Look Up Mong Kok, 2016
33.5 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, Nomad, Photography

Richard Heeps

Nomad, 2017
33.5 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, Torre Valesca Time Lapse, Photography

Richard Heeps

Torre Valesca Time Lapse, 2018
33.5 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$643

Richard Heeps, The Rochlitzer's Raspberry Rocket (front), Bonneville, Utah, Photography

Richard Heeps

The Rochlitzer's Raspberry Rocket (front), Bonneville, Utah, 2003
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$448

Richard Heeps, Scientific Sexology, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Scientific Sexology, Milan, 2018
37.4 x 25.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$643

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