After The Storm
This was taken in the summer of 2020, it was a period between lock-downs and we took a trip to the beach. It had been raining all day but then there was a break in the storm and out of the drizzle I spotted a lone figure walking his dog.
Spring 2022 – This image of birds resting on the water didn’t come out as intended, its underexposed but i like it, the graininess of the image adds a nice atmosphere.
August 2022 – You could hardly tell there had been a pandemic by this point. people had given up on masks, social distancing and were resuming life as normal. this was a summers day but a sea fret had drifted in and people continued with their picnics in the mist. There’s a surrealism and humour to this image but its also characteristic of the British mentality to not let the weather ruin your day.
June 2021 – I was really unwell at the point that this photo was taken, a week later I hit crisis point. At this stage I was experiencing severe anxiety and dissociating. I took a walk in the rain through the local fields to try and ground myself, i ended up drenched and covered in grass seeds and this is one of my favourite photo’s from that walk.
Richard Wells is a photographer based in North Yorkshire, England.
He studied Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan university, England and switched his practice from painting and printing to concentrate solely on photography in 2012.
His work focuses on themes of identity, loneliness, alienation, disconnection and sanctuary.