Richard Drury is an established professional photographer and educator with over twenty-five years experience in his field. He works from his Old Chapel Studio in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. Home is next door, where he lives with his wife Emma, (who holds a first class MA in photographic studies herself) and their three young children.

As a Getty Images assigned photographer Richard works closely with an art director to produce highly saleable imagery for Getty's House Collections. These include rights-managed brands Stone, Taxi, and The Image Bank and royalty-free collections such as Digital Vision. The image-making process is carefully informed by data from Getty’s creative research department along with Richard's own studies. Images have been utilised for advertising and editorial purposes worldwide, in formats from billboard to web, by clients such as Saatchi and Saatchi, McCann Erickson, Qatar National Bank, Hyundai, Axa Insurance, Barclays Bank, Time Magazine, The Observer, The Guardian, and The Times. Recent work had been very much concerned with issues of sustainability and how those can be communicated visually.

Commissions have seen Richard collaborate with advertising and design agencies to realise concepts for national and international clients such as The Arts Council, Nissan, W. H. Smith, Chelsea Football Club and the NHS. These shoots are undertaken both on location and in his own studio. The Old Chapel Studio is an architect designed conversion of a redundant Methodist Chapel that offers a sizeable, purpose-constructed space with a wide range of onsite facilities, including a kitchen and model changing room. This offers Richard the ability to effectively manage his workflow and respond flexibly to client needs.

A commitment to education has lead Richard to teach across a wide range of institutions, usually one day per week, in the course of his career. Most recently he has taught at the highly regarded Norwich University of the Arts where he has held the position of Associate Lecturer since 2004.

An early adopter of new technology Richard's digital manipulation skills achieved recognition from the Association of Photographers when he was selected for their IDEA Awards in August 2000

Richard’s personal work has been exhibited widely in the USA and UK and is held in the prestigious Collection of the Ansel Adams Gallery.


H M Revenue & Customs
NHS (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital)
Boots the Chemist
Visit Norwich
W H Smith
Chelsea Football Club
The Times
Los Angeles Times
The Evening Standard
The Arts Council


Collection of the Ansel Adams Gallery, USA
Joachim Paiva Collection, Brazil


Intimate Flora, May – June 2005
The Center for Fine Art Photography
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Simply Flowers, July 2004
SGS Gallery, Norwich, UK

Group Show, September 2003
Buckenham Galleries
Southwold, UK

Group Show, August 2003
The Warehouse
Lowestoft, UK

Group Show, May 2002
John Cleary Gallery
Houston, Texas, USA

Florals – Masterworks of Floral Photography, May 2002
Sink Gallery
Denver, Colorado, USA

Group Show, July 2001
The Las Quintas Cultural Center Gallery
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Botanicals April 2001
Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Portland, Oregon, USA

New Growth – Flowers With Attitude, April 2001
Minneapolis, USA

Visual Fragrance: Floral Interpretations, February 2001
Benham Gallery
Seattle, USA

The Association of Photographers
International Digital Exhibition and Awards August 2000
AOP Gallery
London, UK


The Association of Photographers
International Digital Exhibition and Awards August 2000

International Photography Awards, 2004, Professional Category, Nature, Flowers, Second Place

International Photography Awards, 2009
Professional Category, Other, Honourable Mention

Professional Affiliations

The Association of Photographers


Getty Images

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