about the artist :
Richard Heeps

Richard Heeps has been taking pictures of working class neighborhoods in the United States and Great Britain for over ten years. His seductive, highly saturated colours and sophisticated pictorial structures demonstrate a true love and empathy for his subject matter. His images open the doors of Bedfordshire's strip-clubs and show the viewer the burlesque performances of Hollywood, but can also represent cold interiors, still lifes or even landscapes. Co-founder in 2007 of the Bleach Box Photography Gallery with photographer Natasha Heidler, his distinctive style pushes the limits of lens-based photography without the need for digital manipulation. Producing his work from negatives in a Cambridge darkroom, he uses the best materials to produce high quality pictures.

Although he was raised in East Anglia, Richard Heeps was heavily influenced by the United States and the 1940- 1950s American dream : « I visited American bases, I kept magazine cuttings and I followed drag racing. The speed, lifestyle and technicolour is reflected in my imagery. « American » colour is a major aspect to my work, it drives my equipment and material choices. » the artist explains. Fascinated with New York, Manhattan was a recurring theme in his early paintings.

Exhibited by museums and galleries since the 1980s, Richard Heeps has participated in numerous international fairs : « These days I travel exhibiting at International Art Fairs and I enjoy connecting with my audience. I am driven to create something, see how people respond to it and how they connect to it. » he confides.

Other Side (Green) / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,062.70 $
189
Authorized Edition, Sheringham / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 8.5 x 8.5 in (21,5 x 21,5 cm), Frame : 16 x 16 in
Edition of 25 copies
396.53 $
331
Product of the 80s / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 37 in (60 x 94 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
784
Orange Recording / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,062.70 $
321
Yellow Recording / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,062.70 $
201
Made in Holland (Blue) / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,062.70 $
348
Made in Holland (Purple) / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,062.70 $
205
Sound Recording / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,062.70 $
309
Ritemp / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 31.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
363
Martie's Kitchen, Johannesburg / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 31.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
350
Pocket Watches, Stockton-on-Tees / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 31.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
269
Tincture of Myrrh, Stockton-on-Tees / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
294
Disc Jockey, Stockton-on-Tees / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
265
Gloves & Handbag, Goodwood, Chichester / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 37 x 24 in (93 x 61 cm), Frame : 44 x 37 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
200
Starter, Hot Heads East, Germany / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
429
Swim-in-Pool, Las Vegas, Nevada / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 30 in (94 x 94 cm), Frame : 37 x 37 in
Edition of 10 copies
2,379.17 $
467
Christine's '52 Henry J & teardrop / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 37 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
Price on request
532
International, Ely / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 30 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 39 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
208
Jo Boobs II, "Tease-o-Rama" Hollywood / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (76 x 102 cm)
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
382
Lariat Motel II, Fallon, Nevada / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
254
Save the salt, Bonneville, Utah / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 30 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
252
Deer II, Ely, Nevada / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 29.5 x 24 in (75 x 61 cm), Frame : 39 x 33.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
286
Sun lounger, Ballantines Movie Colony, California / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
468
Arriving Las Vegas / Richard Heeps
Lambda print, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (76 x 101 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of13 / 25
1,268.89 $
1357
The Coolest Place, California / Richard Heeps
Hand printed from a negative, 25 copies
Image : 30 x 43 in (76 x 109 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
unique artwork
Price on request
1012
Harmony Motel, Twentynine Palms, California / Richard Heeps
Lambda C-print, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 33.5 in
Edition of12 / 25
1,268.89 $
1609
Trailer Bathroom, Bisbee, Arizona / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30.5 x 30.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
397
Iron bed, Bodie / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (76 x 102 cm)
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
339
Eileen, Las Vegas / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 37 x 24 in (93 x 61 cm), Frame : 44 x 37 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
306
The Silver State, Las Vegas / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 29.5 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 34 x 38.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
227
Wendy Flaming Eyeball, Las Vegas / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 24 x 37 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
312
Sun 45, Bisbee, Arizona / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30 x 30 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
272
Some Like it Hot, Bisbee, Arizona / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 29.5 x 24 in (75 x 61 cm), Frame : 39 x 33.5 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
244
Buick in the dust, III, Hemsby, Norfolk / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 30 x 40 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 33 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
418
Buick in the dust, Hemsby, Norfolk / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 15 x 23 in (39 x 58 cm), Frame : 23 x 30 in
Edition of 15 copies
1,110.28 $
237
Bonanza Café / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 30 x 30 in (76 x 76 cm), Frame : 38.5 x 38.5 in
Edition of 10 copies
Price on request
293
'55 Oldsmobile 88, Hemsby, Norfolk / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 24 x 37 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 39 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
276
Tea Towels, Haddenham / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative
Image : 24 x 37 in (61 x 93 cm), Frame : 39 x 44 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
336
Cats, Salford / Richard Heeps
Hand-printed from a negative, framed
Image : 24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm), Frame : 30 x 30 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,062.70 $
263
Lilac Gloves, Goodwood, Chichester, 2009 / Richard Heeps
C-type hand prints from negative
Image : 24 x 30 in (61 x 75 cm), Frame : 33.5 x 39 in
Edition of 25 copies
1,268.89 $
1500
Pink Gloves & Handbag, 2012 / Richard Heeps
 
Image : 85 x 110 cm
Edition of 25 copies
1,189.59 $
771