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Richard Heeps

United Kingdom Born in: 1965 Bestsellers Emerging artists

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, Big window, lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Big window, lambrate, Milan, 2018
24 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$709

Richard Heeps, Factory Skeleton, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Factory Skeleton, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Tram, Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tram, Lambrate, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Torre Velasca time lapse, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Torre Velasca time lapse, Milan, 2018
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Tabacchi at Day, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tabacchi at Day, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, 49 Via Dezza at Sunset, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

49 Via Dezza at Sunset, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Blue martini, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Blue martini, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, The last kiss, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

The last kiss, Milan, 2019
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, News Stand, Porta Genova, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

News Stand, Porta Genova, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Towards Rock Hill, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, Photography

Richard Heeps

Towards Rock Hill, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, 2003
16.5 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$373

Richard Heeps, News Stand, Bronzetti, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

News Stand, Bronzetti, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, The Coolest Place, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

The Coolest Place, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, 2002
24 x 36.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Sundowner, Salton City, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Sundowner, Salton City, Salton Sea, California, 2003
16.5 x 20.1 x 0 inch
Photography

$373

Richard Heeps, Ordinary Places Nine Piece Installation, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ordinary Places Nine Piece Installation, 1986
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,720

Richard Heeps, Nomad VIII, New York, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$215

Richard Heeps, Steps, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$215

Richard Heeps, Marina, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Marina, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, 2003
25.6 x 33.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$716

Richard Heeps, Ices, Bexhill-on-Sea, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ices, Bexhill-on-Sea, 2020
22.8 x 15.4 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$566

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

$215

Richard Heeps, Resting Hot Rod, Las Vegas, Photography

Richard Heeps

Resting Hot Rod, Las Vegas, 2003
32.3 x 42.9 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Tram (square), Lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Tram (square), Lambrate, Milan, 2019
24 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$709

Richard Heeps, Bell Tower, Chiesa San Giovanni Bono, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Bell Tower, Chiesa San Giovanni Bono, Milan, 2019
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Yellow Corridor Day Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Yellow Corridor Day Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Yellow Corridor Night Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Yellow Corridor Night Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, The Palace cinema, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Photography

Richard Heeps

The Palace cinema, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2016
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Candy Floss, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, Photography

Richard Heeps

Candy Floss, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, 2013
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Out of Service, Wildwood, NJ, Photography

Richard Heeps

Out of Service, Wildwood, NJ, 2013
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

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

Richard Heeps

Space, Ibiza, the Balearic Islands, 2016
17.7 x 17.7 x 0 inch
Photography

$502

Richard Heeps, Roy's motel - Route 66, Amboy, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Roy's motel - Route 66, Amboy, California, 2001
24 x 36.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Parry Lodge, Kanab, Photography

Richard Heeps

Parry Lodge, Kanab, 2001
24 x 36.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Belles of Shoreditch, 'The Whoopee Club' London, Photography

Richard Heeps

Belles of Shoreditch, 'The Whoopee Club' London, 2003
24 x 36.6 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Shooting Alley, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Photography

Richard Heeps

Shooting Alley, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2016
24 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Yellow Corridor Night, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Yellow Corridor Night, Milan, 2019
20.1 x 16.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$373

Richard Heeps, The Last Kiss, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

The Last Kiss, Milan, 2019
11 x 13.4 x 0 inch
Photography

$215

Richard Heeps, Telephone III, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Telephone III, Ballantines Movie Colony, Palm Springs, California, 2002
24 x 36.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Listen to the Bass, Photography

Richard Heeps

Listen to the Bass, 2009
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, El Mirage, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

El Mirage, California, 2003
16.5 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$373

Richard Heeps, Deli Window, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Deli Window, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Foyer IV, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Foyer IV, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Garage Door, Porta Genova, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Garage Door, Porta Genova, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Delitto A Hollywood, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Delitto A Hollywood, Milan, 2018
24 x 29.5 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, San Giovanni Stained Glass, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

San Giovanni Stained Glass, Milan, 2019
29.5 x 24 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Ford Taurus, Turro, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Ford Taurus, Turro, Milan, 2018
36.6 x 24 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Utopian Foyer I, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Utopian Foyer I, Milan, 2020
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Utopian Foyer II, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Utopian Foyer II, Milan, 2020
24 x 29.5 x 0 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Chartreuse Yellow Six (black), Photography

Richard Heeps

Heidler & Heeps Dice Series, Chartreuse Yellow Six (black), 2017
18.9 x 18.9 x 0 inch
Photography

$502

Richard Heeps, Trailer Window, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Trailer Window, Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, 2003
24 x 29.5 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Palm Tree, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Palm Tree, Salton Sea, California, 2003
29.5 x 24 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Poor Richard - Head, North Sore, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Poor Richard - Head, North Sore, Salton Sea, California, 2003
24 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Call Box, Salton City, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Call Box, Salton City, California, 2003
29.5 x 24 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$853

Richard Heeps, Jetty II - North Shore Yacht Club, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Jetty II - North Shore Yacht Club, Salton Sea, California, 2003
16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$373

Richard Heeps, Zzyzx Resort Pool II, Soda Dry Lake, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Zzyzx Resort Pool II, Soda Dry Lake, California, 2002
16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$373

Richard Heeps, View from Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

View from Bombay Beach, Salton Sea, California, 2003
16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$373

Richard Heeps, Road to Gunsight, Highway 86, Arizona, Photography

Richard Heeps

Road to Gunsight, Highway 86, Arizona, 2003
16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$373

Richard Heeps, Zzyzx Resort Pool, Soda Dry Lake, California, Photography

Richard Heeps

Zzyzx Resort Pool, Soda Dry Lake, California, 2003
16.3 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$373

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

$1,856

Richard Heeps, Vetyver Pool, Poovar, Kerala, Photography

Richard Heeps

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

$1,856

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

$1,856

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

$215

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

$853

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