Richard Learoyd


Richard Learoyd Biography

Born 1966

Richard Learoyd was born in Lancashire, England. Learoyd received a BA fro the Glasgow School of Art in 1988, and a postgraduate diploma in 1990. From 1994-1999, Learoyd taught at Bornemouth and the Poole College of Art and Design. Since 2000 he has worked as a commercial photographer in London.

Richard Learoyd's work is the product of a specific but particularly remarkable process. His images are produced individually as singular objects. Utilizing a distinct photographic method he creates life sized images inside a specifically built camera. This construction captures the image without any interposing film negative, transparency or intermediate material. Instead the apparatus of light is directly focused by the camera and translated onto a sheet of positive photographic paper. With no means of reproduction, once created, ultimately every image is entirely unique in its existence.