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The Norfolk Project

By |2020-01-29T14:51:00+00:00May 31st, 2011|Categories: Featured Gallery, Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , , , , |


THE NORFOLK PROJECT | Landscape and Documentary Photography

Part documentary and part landscape, the Norfolk Project is a long term project documenting the social, historical and geographic aspects of the English county of Norfolk. The photography started with film cameras. 35mm was the main format with Nikon F3, F4 and F5 cameras doing most of the work. Medium format and especially 6×6 was added later. Digital was added in 2007.

Film stock was a mix of Ilford FP4 and HP5. Some Kodak TMAX 400 was used as well.

Combining a variety of photography from landscape to street, I wanted the imagery to cover a broader spectrum of topics as possible and I wanted to document aspects away from the normal, more obvious seaside holiday destination. Norfolk has so much more than that.

Project Beginnings

Originally I’d planned for the documentary and landscape project to last around five years. I then realised that the project could run over a much longer time frame. The aim was to develop something that I could return to again and again. Over the years it has grown into a large collection of images covering a broad range of subject matter.

Some photographs were shot prior to 2001 with early photography going back to 1998. These images have also been added into the project. The photographs of the memorials on the clifftop at Hunstanton are among those early images. The idea for a long term project really started from those images.

Recent Photography

The most recent project images were shot in September 2016 during a week-long visit to the county and those final few images can be found in the gallery starting with the couple on the windswept beach.

A place I would like to document further is the pilgrimage village of Walsingham. It’s described as ‘England’s Nazareth’, where thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit each year and it’s a remarkably tranquil place even if you aren’t particularly religious. Most would describe it as spiritual.

The notion of a pilgrimage may seem like something out of the medieval era to many. However, a steady stream of the faithful, from all over the UK and the world, come and visit the Norfolk village every year. Sadly I’ve only ever come across one pilgrimage and that was way back in the 1980s.

The Norfolk Project is currently on hold but it will return at a later date.

Photography Influence

The photography book ‘Photographer’s Britain – Northumberland’ by John Tordai was a huge influence. Released in 1993, Tordai’s book was an impressive blend of black & white documentary and landscape photography. The images explored the rich landscape and history of the English county of Northumberland.

Photography Book

A photography book of 6×6 images is in the early stages of development and is planned for release in 2020. More details can be found HERE

Featured Photography Page

A dedicated page for the Norfolk Project that provides a detailed account of the background behind the photography can be found HERE

Photography Prints

If you would like to purchase a print then the Richard Flint Photography RedBubble store has a wide range of images available.

Framed prints, canvas prints, art boards, metal prints and acrylic block plus lots more can be found on the RedBubble store HERE.

Territorial Army

By |2020-07-16T19:20:36+01:00February 16th, 2011|Categories: Featured Gallery, Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , , , |


Documentary Photography | Territorial Army

The photography seen here dates back to 1996 and is from a photography project that I regard as one of my best. The Territorial Army (renamed the Army Reserve in 2014) makes up around a third of the total force of the British Army and has seen active service in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Increasingly the British Army will rely on these reservist troops over the coming years.

On Exercise

These pictures were taken on exercise and at a recruiting night in 1996, initially as a project about the role of the TA and how part-time soldiering fitted into the British Army, but the images also helped a promotional campaign for gaining new recruits.

The TA project is one project I would like to return to at some point though probably not to the same squadron.

Future Role

In the years since these images were taken, the Army Reserve has seen a resurgence in its roles within a modern British army. In future, a large number of personnel within the Army will be reservist.

Thanks must go to everyone at the 125th Field Squadron, 75th Royal Engineers in Stoke on Trent for their assistance.

These images were taken on Kodak TMAX 400 and Ilford FP4 film.

Expanded Gallery

This gallery has been expanded to include a number of new previously unseen images.

The Speedway Meet

By |2020-01-29T14:46:24+00:00February 16th, 2011|Categories: Featured Gallery, Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , , |


The Speedway Meet | Documentary photography

Speedway is a sport which has a massive following but is run on budgets far lower than other motorsports.

One of the most popular sports of the 1950s. Speedway was even watched at Wembley Stadium before the sport started to decline in the late 1960s.

By the 1970s and 1980s, many teams faced closure as stadium land was sold for redevelopment.

The Team

Wolverhampton’s team is regarded as one of the most successful teams of the last 20 years; being both successful in the sport and financially secure in an era when many teams face closure.

The images were taken at a Wolverhampton vs Poole meeting.

These images were taken using a Nikon F3HP fitted with an MD4 motor drive on Kodak TMAX 400 and Ilford HP5 film.

Photography Prints

The photographs of the speedway bikes are some of my best selling images.

If you would like to purchase a print then the Richard Flint Photography RedBubble store has a wide range of images available.

Framed prints, canvas prints, art boards, metal prints, acrylic block plus lots more can be found on the RedBubble store HERE.

Creative and Editorial Portraiture

By |2020-01-29T14:44:58+00:00February 16th, 2011|Categories: Featured Gallery, Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , , , , |


PORTRAITURE | Creative and Editorial Portrait Photography

Promotional and creative portrait images for bands, actors, film productions, theatres etc

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