Tim Richmond studied film and photography at the London College of Printing from 1979-1982. His inspiration to photograph started in the 70’s, watching Auteur movies that asked as many questions as they answered – films such as Days of Heaven, Terrence Malick’s tribute to wide open spaces, and The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino and Vilmos Zsigmond’s vision of steel town America, are included in his cinema inspiration. Tim has long preferred the aesthetic of analogue film, and continues to shoot both his still projects and short films on film, and produces C-type prints himself. He mainly lives in Somerset, in rural England, and makes regular visits to US with his wife, the writer/artist/gardener Lee C. Wallick. They are expecting their first child in September 2015. Today we share his series, Last Best Hiding Place.
For over 20 years, internationally acclaimed photographer Tim Richmond has worked for major publications. In 2008, after the death of his first wife, he increasingly turned his attention to exploring his long-term projects. The first of these completed projects is Last Best Hiding Place (2007-2014), a personal and contemporary odyssey through a landscape of filmic references in the American West. He travelled for seven summers, a month or more at a time, weaving his route, looking up names on a map and changing direction routinely.
Tim believes that places, like people, can seem alone, filled with melancholy. Part of the photographer’s job is to give the ordinary it’s beautiful due, revealing stories true or imagined. In Last Best Hiding Place, the evidence of the American dream is there, but dust covered, closed and un-cherished.
Tim’s work can be seen in such major publications as Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Telegraph Magazine, Wonderland, Harpers Bazaar, Interview, World of Interiors, and Port Magazine amongst others. He is currently working on two other series; Love Bites, focusing on a small area of the Bristol Channel in England, principally photographed in the winter months when the crowds have gone, and Winn Dixie – a study of rural Georgia and South Carolina in the American South where the past and present coincide. Recently he has also started making short films.
To view these ongoing projects and more of Tim Richmonds work, please visit his website.
You can purchase a Special Edition of Last Best Hiding Place here.