Richard Manuel, Calgary Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement My name is Richard Manuel. I am very passionate about photography and enjoy every aspect of it. I love the process, the technology, the gear, the interaction with beauty, nature, people and most especially life itself.
As of this moment, I’m enjoying fashion, beauty and editorial type of work. But my portfolio consists of a wide assortment from corporate, wedding, events, family, children, macro, product, landscape, nature etc.
My objective is to always drive my creativity to the next level and be at the forefront of producing fresh images that goes beyond the average and the ordinary. I am 100% self-taught. I absolutely believe that it’s not the camera but the photographer that makes a photo worth a thousand words. But nevertheless, I’m glad to have the resources to gather the best tools that the market has to offer and for this I am grateful.
I have a computer science background and have been professionally in the IT industry since 1997 to date. As much as I could, I always try to integrate art, graphics and visual design to my work in my years of software/web development. This is why I also fell in love with Adobe Flash. It gave me the medium as a designer and the platform as a programmer to further express my ideas. This is what I do when I am not behind a camera.