Richard Collens
IMG_6877.jpg

Richard Collens

Richard Collens is a lifelong artist and photographer, originally from Southwestern Ontario, but calling Calgary Alberta home for most of his life.

 

He has an insatiable desire for adventure, road trips and finding beauty in natural surroundings; "making the journey the destination". Although he has had a camera in his hand since he was very young, he initially used his photographs as references for drawings and paintings that he was creating at the time. He started taking his photography more seriously later in life, focusing more on the quality, hygiene, and artistry of his images.

 

Art and photography are a hobby and a passion that help Richard slow down the otherwise excessively fast pace of life. Where art allows Richard to slow down, he is in control and can create whatever comes to mind, however he would like it to appear, with whatever media he happens to choose.

 

Richard finds Photography more challenging, because it requires more perception; looking deeper into the scenery to find that spirit that lives within it, because he is not in control of the surroundings. Richard strives to find that artistic image and spirit wherever he goes and hopes to capture it when he has his camera in his hand.

“Aridity”

In the desert, your entire value system changes, where gold and silver lose value and shade and water are priceless. Richard Collens is drawn to isolated environments, not only to experience these changes in values, but to try and come to terms with the dichotomy of his dismay with the refuse we leave behind in an attempt to settle, or the refuse left behind by progress,  and the nostalgic beauty and inherent value in the shade, water and shelter this refuse provides in an otherwise hostile climate.

IMG_7444-Edit-3-Edit-2.png

BRIGHT ANGEL ON SOUTH RIM

Limited Edition of 10
2016
K7 Selenium on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
34" x 24.6"

$1,495 Framed

$995 Rolled

IMG_9011-Edit_FIVESTAR.jpg

LONG DAY

Limited Edition of 10

2017
72" x 29.5"
White Matt Aluminum
$2,595

IMG_5435-Edit-Edit-2.png

AFTERLIFE AT JOSHUA TREE

Limited Edition of 2

2015

K7 Selenium on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
40” x28.5”

$1,895 Framed

$1,295 Rolled

IMG_6986-Edit.png

THE GHOST OF IAN MAC

Limited Edition of 2

2019

K7 Selenium on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag
40” x28.5”

$2,295 Framed

$1,495 Rolled