Richard Smyth is one of Australia’s leading landscape photographers, with an extensive photographic portfolio spanning many years and a gallery established for 16 years at the Historic Fremantle Markets, Perth, Western Australia.
In 2011, HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Prime Minister of Australia and other Commonwealth Heads of States were each given a beautifully framed picture of Lucky Bay (Esperance) at sunrise as an official memento for attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth. Even the Pope has one of Richard’s pictures according to a Thank You letter from the Vatican sent to him out of the blue!
Richard has been the Artist-In-Residence at Aspects of Kings Park, with an exhibition entitled “Wild Earth” with landscape scenes from his outback travels throughout Western Australia from the rivers, and waterfalls, outback and marine life in the north to the seascapes, sunsets, and forests in the south.
The Kings Park Festival celebrated “Trees of Life” with the launch of a Tree Guide book featuring a selection of 50 significant trees captured on camera by Richard. Banners of the photographers were displayed prominently in Kings Park’s Special Trees Outdoor Photography Exhibit, chosen for their botanical, cultural and/or historical significance.
Self-taught and with an eye for perfection, Richard’s exploits have taken him from the crow’s nest of tuna fishing vessels 120 km south of Australia in the turbulent Southern Ocean to hanging out of helicopters flying over the breath-taking Kimberley region, to being with pearl divers off Eighty Mile Beach – a Mecca for South Sea pearls.
Made in Western Australia.