Richard Alexander Pilnick was introduced to photography at a very young age by his father, an engineer who spent many years working away in Asia and the Far East. He would document his trips with an old Pentax - this became a deep personal connection point for father and son and a joint passion to share and explore together. Now, Richard shares his own experiences and the lives of others through the medium of photography, capturing the essence and beauty of the unique souls of this world.
Using medium and large format film photography, Richard is noted for the unobtrusive manner with which he relaxes his subjects, effortlessly imbuing their faces with serene and unperturbed expressions. For Richard, photography is his doorway to different cultures and traditions, it is a moment captured, a feeling, an emotion, a silent form of communication and a message to be interpreted and appreciated through many generations with no geographical boundaries.