Ricky Leaver – Artist Statement
Ricky originally comes from a publishing background. He worked for Associated Newspapers where he was the original picture editor of the Evening Standard website thisislondon.co.uk when it was launched in 1997.
He became a professional landscape photographer in 2001 founding the picture library Londonstills.com selling images of contemporary London for commercial, creative and editorial use worldwide.
In 2007 he created Londonstills Photo Art to sell a small selection of his London landscapes as signed limited edition prints for the home. The art side has now become his main focus.
In late 2014 he began venturing outside of London and into the wild remote countryside of England for creative inspiration. This is his next big project.
His work is dominated by a combination of shapes, colours and textures. Black is a very important colour. His aim is to create pictures that bring something new and unique to the viewer, and above all, are timeless.