One of the major ongoing projects of Ismail Gareth Richards is to create a portfolio
of photograps of musicians, especially but not exclusively Malaysian musicians. The photographs are produced in
black and white. This is the look of a certain style, above all the classic jazz photography of artists such as
William Gottlieb and Herman Leonard. They are an acknowledged influence.
Most of the shots were taken in small club venues. This enables close-up work that
tries to catch the tension and emotion and rhythm of the live performance. Perhaps at the same time some of the
personality of and connectedness with the musician also emerges.
New Photographs of Four Jazz Greats from North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam,
Gilberto Gil, 2010
Craig Handy, 2010
Dee Dee Bridgwater, 2010
James Carter, 2010
Fine art prints in 8x10" and 16x20" are available for sale. All prints are signed and
titled by Ismail Gareth Richards. The 8x10's are an open edition, while the larger size is a limited edition. All
photographs are copyright Impress Creative & Editorial.
Please contact us for details and pricing information.