Richard Boll Photography
United Kingdom, London
My name is Richard Boll and I began my career as a professional photographer in 2005.
Corporate photography, Lifestyle photography, Product photography, Portrait photography, Editorial Photography, Advertising Photography, Furniture Photography
Before that, I studied fine art photography at Edinburgh College of Art and then taught the technical aspects of photography there between 1999 and 2004. I offer portrait, product, and lifestyle photography to the editorial and commercial markets. I also offer corporate photography and carry out a range of personal photography projects.
Career highlights include winning multiple international photography awards including the National Portrait Gallery’s Photographic Prize. In 2007 I was commissioned to take a portrait of Sir David Attenborough, a portrait which is now part of their permanent collection.
I pride myself on the high standard of imagery I produce for my clients, from the planning stages to final image optimisation and delivery. I’m passionate about image-making and am equally adept in the studio or on location.
I’ve always loved photography. It’s been a passion of mine since I was 16 years old. I knew then that I wanted to become a professional photographer and make photography a part of my day-to-day life.
Why do I love it? It’s a very effective, creative tool for expressing yourself and creating a permanent record of your life, significant events, and people. I love the variety of my work and enjoy experiencing different situations and environments, meeting interesting people on a daily basis, and creating wonderful opportunities to travel.
After graduating with an Honours degree in Photography, I was lucky enough to realise my dream
and turn my passion into a rewarding career. For the past 18 years, I’ve been commissioned at home and abroad by many household brands such as Sony, Land Rover, eBay, Emirates, and Marks & Spencer, working in a wide variety of photography fields including:
• Still Life
• Corporate Headshots
If you want to update the visual direction or brand identity of your well-established business, you need fresh, original, and professional photographs of the highest quality taken by an expert to reflect that new direction and elevate your brand even further.
High-quality images will firmly establish your already successful business as an inspirational and
aspirational leader in your field. Any photographer you commission will bring their own aesthetic style, technical methods, and overall look to your brand photographs.
A new vision will be attached to your imagery that has a stamp, however subtle, that comes from
that photographer. Therefore, who you choose as your professional photographer will have a direct impact on how your brand is presented.
I personally pride myself on a diligent and conscientious approach to my art.
Paying meticulous attention to detail, I will listen carefully to what you want as a client and can stick to a brief.
At the same time, I’ll add into the mix years of experience, technical expertise and my own creativity and input to every project.
The final product then becomes a perfect blend of your prescribed planned ideas with my creative input, resulting in images that we can both be proud of.
Awards and commissions include:
Awards and Commissions:
2021 Wellcome Photography Prize, shortlisted for Louise, March 2020
2020 Tokyo International Photography Awards, Gold and Silver medals for Louise, March 2020
2020 The International Photography Awards, Four honourable mentions for Here For You and Louise,
2020 Moscow International Photography Awards, Silver medal for Here For You
2019 Minimalist Photography Awards, Honorable mention for Six Degrees of Freedom
2017 Exhibitor in The Sussex Open exhibition at The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne with work from Six
Degrees of Freedom
2016 Photoworks Award Winner for Six Degrees of Freedom
2016 Exhibitor in The International Festival of Photography, Shanxi Province, China
2015 The International Photography Awards, Honourable Mention for Form & Void
2015 The PX3 Photography Awards, Honourable mention for Form & Void
2014 The PX3 Photography Awards, Honourable mentions for Nothing Happens and Pulchritudo
Vulgaris (The Beauty of the Ordinary)
2013 The International Photography Awards, Fine Art category finalist for Nothing Happens and
three honorable mentions for 99 Woolworths
2012 The International Photography Awards, Two honorable mentions for portraiture
2011 International Photography Awards, Honourable mention for Death in the Afternoon
2008 London International Creative Competition, Shortlisted for Studio II
2011 Renaissance Photography Competition, Sponsor’s Prize
2011 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Exchange, Selected winner
2007 The National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize, Finalist
2007 A National Portrait Gallery commissioned portrait of Sir David Attenborough
2006 First place in The National Portrait Gallery Photographic Prize
2004 First place in The Audi/Next Level International Award for Contemporary photography