Client’s Impressions and Reflections of My Fine Art Photography
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer
The following has been quoted from an article by Martha Nelson about my photography in our local newspaper, the Brattleboro Reformer(Thursday, April 23, 2009):
…we are presented with richly conceived images from nature to enjoy and consider – from farmland to forest wilderness, from mountain stream to ocean dune, some scenes in landscape mode, others close up, some in high color, others softened by fog and mist – all evoking and inviting thoughtful deliberation. Some images are distilled to where we are left with no more (and no less) than a sense of silence and light, and a need to go outdoors and look closely at some random thing – stem, leaf, a handful of snow. Richardson’s photographs invite thoughtful imagining. In many, the camera’s eye zeroes in on a single object, a single perception of reality.
“My friend was moved to tears by ‘Weeping Cherry,’ and I feel it would make a most healing, grounding print for her to contemplate during the time she’s been heartbroken, as well as growing toward her future w/a sense of peace. I realize all this is more information than you need to know, but I feel you should be aware of how deeply your work touches so many others. Thank you for that stilled information.” – Allison Clark
“Working with photographer Larry Richardson, I discovered his secret. He captures on film the elegance of a common roadside weed or the aura of a mountain range because he first feels the defining qualities in the thing he is looking at. His photographs reveal an enthusiasm for the natural world that borders on reverence.” – Charles Butterfield
”Larry Richardson’s perceptive eye and photographic skills reveal the stark and quiet magnificence of our natural world. Many of his images seem to draw the viewer into another dimension of that world — a place through the window of the image and beyond all words — where a kind of timeless intimate authenticity is unveiled that is close to who we really are.” – Roshi Richard Clarke, founder and Teacher of the Living Dharma Center.
“Larry Richardson’s premier photography offers a rare and welcome place for us to connect our mysterious, ever-changing, internal landscapes with his timeless, haunting configurations of the natural world. After each visit, I am better off.’ – Jack Quigg
“I really love your photography. Your images capture the quiet splendors of nature at their most beautiful. I look forward to working with you again in the future.” – Meredith Wilcox, Administrative Director, Illustrations, National Geographic Books
“Larry Richardson’s photographs of nature are varied and compelling. Whether he is photographing expansive vistas or the delicate details of a flower, his work has a vibrant immediacy that captures the attention and imagination of the viewer.” – Elisabeth W. Gordon, Program Coordinator, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Arts, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lebanon, NH
“A good photograph for me is one that grabs my attention, makes me pause and lose myself. Larry Richardson is a photographer and a biologist. The two meld themselves into something exceptional. His images are crisp, vibrant, and artistically composed. But equally captivating is that he draws his viewer into something personal, very personal. His images beckon something private and when an image of dew on a flower bud has me stepping barefoot from my tent again, I know something was shared. A bonus with Larry Richardson’s art is the commentary he offers with each photo. The narrative glimpse into the artist’s mind connects the poetry of his mind and lens.” – Tom Pereira