is a photographer and an historian. Richard
started taking pictures at a very early age despite his parentís objections.
They did not see any worthwhile future in this wonderful art form.
Richard used a shoebox, a lens, a household light bulb and a mirror to
project his first photos on a wall of his bedroom. He also used the same
equipment with some modification to play strips of discarded motion pictures
Richard is considered by many to be a nostalgic
photographer because he has that innate ability to sense longing for times gone
by. He seems to be able to feel the
presence of ancient life and architecture. He
believes that the soul is an energy form that will never die.
It is always present and can be sensed in ancient buildings, ruins, old
towns and farmhouses. Have you ever
felt a strange foreboding in a medieval forest? Look closely at his photos and
maybe you can feel the presence of past lives.
Nostalgia is defined as a wistful yearning for return to some past
period. That is why Richard is so
desperately trying to capture those images that evoke our history and antiquity.
In his quest for his art, Richard has landed on top of
Glaciers as well as managed to sneak into hidden
. This is Richardís theory: to
take art photos you must love with your camera.
Many photographers are technicians. They worry about the f-stops and
exposures. They are worried if a
photo is too grainy or maybe too soft. Anybody can learn and memorize the
techniques. It is like painting by numbers. The ensuing photo maybe
theoretically perfect but it does not carry any feelings or emotions.
That is not art, it is just pure technology.
That is not to say that Richard is not interested in modern
photography. Richard adapted to the
new digital medium very quickly and now does a major part of his work digitally.
Richard does a lot of travel work photography. His spontaneous photos of
people caught unawares are also extremely interesting.
Richard is an exhibited and collected artist.
An advantage of historical photography is that it will never age. It is
like owning a piece of antique which will age with time.
Richard was most recently showcased and exhibited at the prestigious
Keeble and Shucat gallery in Palo Alto
Richard is available for commissions and special
Richard can be reached
Phone: 800 776-4382
Fax: 650 591-6107
Address: Richard Taha
PO Box 1463
San Carlos, CA 94070 USA