Professional photographer Richard Bishop from Shrewsbury has been making creative images since he left education and he loves his job. He had his fist photograph published on the front page of local newspaper, the Shrewsbury Chronicle, when he was 8 years-old.
He specialises in creating expressive images for major national clients including McDonalds, BP, Citroen UK, Enterprise UK, the Sun, The Times, The Mail, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, the Newsletter (Belfast), Newsquest, Shropshire Newspapers, Homes and Interiors, Shropshire Council, the MOD, West Mercia Police and PR companies around the UK.
His images are representative of an eclectic client base: public relations, national and regional press, websites, sport, headshots, high and low key portraiture architecture, vehicle, commercial, industrial, product, museums and fine art.
He was commissioned by Boris Johnson and Allegra Mostyn-Owen to photograph their wedding which took place on the Pradoe estate near Oswestry in Shropshire.
He writes news and feature articles for the press and for organisation’s blogs. His work often involves increasing a company’s exposure and helping to define a corporate image.
He has lectured in photography from beginners up to degree level and runs Shrewsbury School of Photography in Shrewsbury and Church Stretton.
“I’ve been fortunate in working for some of the country’s top newspapers and organisations for over 40 years dealing with the existential and practical challenges in an industry where expressing one’s creativity is key. “