Born 1966 in Nelson, UK.
Lives and works in London, UK.

Richard Learoyd’s large photographs are made using an ancient and complex technical process. Richard Learoyd’s in-studio custom-built camera obscura contains two room-like chambers connected by a bellows with an inset lens. Working with Ilfochrome color-reversal paper, Learoyd uses the camera obscura to render a single positive, unique image with minute detail without film negatives or digital technology. With exposures and compositions reminiscent of Dutch Golden Age paintings, Richard Learoyd’s photographs create narratives that span space and time.