OVERVIEW
Mark specialises in Fine Art Australian Landscape Photography using High Dynamic Range technology. He also enjoys Architectural and Automotive Photography along with Photographic Digital Compositions.

ABOUT
Mark was diagnosed with early on-set Parkinson’s in 1994 and managed to carry out his working career until 2010. Now taking up his passion for photography and living in Murray Bridge, South Australia. He has traveled to the USA (California, Texas and Louisiana), London and Oxford in the UK, Southern Ireland, Stockholm and Uppsala in Sweden.

Mark was born in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia and has also spent 21 years living in Sydney, most of it working as an internet designer and developer and worked for companies such as Optus, David Jones, Vogue Magazine, News Corporation, Fairfax Media, Reserve Bank and others. He has had a fairly colourful working life starting out at the Littlehampton Brick Company in the Adelaide Hills through to the Royal Australian Air Force and The City of Unley Corporation (Council) SA, the whole time maintaining his interest in photography.

CONTACT
Please contact Mark if you wish to inquire about limited edition prints (not available through this website). The limited edition prints are printed on Hahnemühle archival quality photographic paper up to a size of 90cm x 60cm and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

EXHIBITIONS
Next exhibition: Into FOCUS Photography, 12 January – 12 February 2015 – Showcasing the photographic works of people living with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, City of West Torrens Auditorium Gallery, 165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton.

September 2014Expanding Horizons through Art, Adelaide City Library, hosted by the Parkinson Society SA and organised by Project Co-ordinator Anne Heard.

June – August 2013Blender, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, curated by Christine Morrow.

November 2012 – March 2013South Australia – The Four Seasons, Solo Exhibition, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, curated by Melinda Rankin.

August 2012 – Nominated for a solo exhibition by juried invitational and attained honours in collaboration by juried invitational art exhibition on RedBubble.

August 2012SALA (South Australian Living Arts festival) at the Arts on Doyle Gallery, Murray Bridge, curated by Elizabeth and John de Koke.

August 2011SALA (South Australian Living Arts festival) at the Arts on Doyle Gallery, Murray Bridge, curated by Elizabeth and John de Koke.

September 2008 – A work selected by the ABC Gene Pool, exhibited in Federation Square, Melbourne.

July 1998 – San Francisco, USA, exhibited pencil sketches and portrait photographs of Mark taken by photographer Vince Gabriel, curated by Vince Gabriel.

ART PRIZES
2014 – Finalist in the Heysen Prize.
2013 – Finalist in the Adelaide Parklands Art Prize.
2008 – Finalist in the UK Digital Photographer of the Year.
2007 – Finalist Canon Photo 5 competition, landscape category.

  • Joined: March 2008

Journal

Into Focus Photography Exhibition

Details: @ the City of West Torrens
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Call for photographic works: Into FOCUS Photography Exhibition

12 January – 12 February 2015, Bringing the important things in life into focus. Showcasing the photographic works of people living with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders throughout the State. Being held at the City of West Torrens Auditorium Gallery, 165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton. / If you would like to contribute your photographs (preferably framed) to this exhibition or wo…
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4 March 2014 - The Murray Valley Standard

Photographer Mark Richards shoots through life’s obstacles: / Being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease is a life-changing moment for many Australians, but one Murray Bridge man has since gone from strength to strength, turning his passion for photography into an emerging career. / Mark Richards was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease at 34 years old. Now, in his 50s, he has been recogn…
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September 2013 - The Adelaide Hills Magazine

Light Fantastic: / “As a fan of Sir Hans Heysen’s work, I was intrigued that our Gallery photographer Mark Richards is inspired to emulate Heysen’s use of light and colour. If you check out Mark’s landscapes on his website you’ll see that he goes a long way to achieving his goal. But the super-enhanced composites are also testament to Heysen’s skill. Richards uses 21st century processing power t…
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