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"When Richard approached Kodak for support six years ago we could see that there was a great deal of promise in his work. Today there is no doubt that Richard is delivering on that promise as is evidenced by his work and the many accolades that he has received."
"I like the work of Richard O'Farrell. It is majic, and, he is a true majician .....
I know ..... I am aspiring to be one ....."
Author and Artist
"They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But Richard O'Farrell's gifted photography work will leave you speechless".
Publisher of Forbes Magazine
"Richard is a man of true integrity, sensitivity and compassion. All these qualities are reflected in his exquisite photographs."
"Richard lives for three things - his family of his wife Amanda and three girls,
his phographs and his whales (well not actually his whales - the Earth's whales. Oh I should also mention plants and perhaps especially flowers. OK, four things.
Of course he is mannic - inpursuit of any of these things his mind is utterly
focused and he is deliberately out of control. He can be inspired by a word,
a look, a deed, a personality or even a breath of air. Mania and creativity, in
the sense of 'originality' (ie: deriving from one's origins, not from ones
intentions),are fine and all too frequent partners. His photographs will tell you
why this partnership is essential more than my words ever can.
The only way we can observe discipline in him, apart from his six hundred
push-up and almost daily several miles of swimming in the sea, is to study
the crafting of his final photographs: the end result of his darkroom time is
a profound expression of the ideas he didn't know he had at the moment of
exposure (of both himself and his film) to the subject. If we could all be in
this condition of availabilitu to and intense concentration on our subjects
we might all be able to produce work which maximised our ability to create
a finished product as completely wonderful as his.
He is fit. With a standing heart rate fo thirty four and an imagination rate
of one hundred and ninety six or therabouts his artistry is free to reign.
What more can I say? To see Richard's work is to know what we all seek".
Point Light Gallery
"Richard's work needs no instruction for enjoyment .... I felt I had attended a seminar on Zen. .....Richard is clearly an accomplished photographer. His exquisit portrait of a blind Indian albino girl called Savitri will stand the test of time.