Robert Raynard has always been interested in photography and recalls that as a teenager he used an analogical camera in the 1980s and 1990s, dedicating time to photographs of monuments and friends. However he also looked for inspiration in places, and friends or family members.
Robert settled down in London in 1996 and has recently made the decision to focus on portraits. This thematic photography portrays Brexit related events or socio-cultural situations.
He is also keen to take on new photographic challenges and not setting any limits for these. He lived in Tooting between 2001 and 2009, an area and time that eventually influenced his more recent work, Crossrail versus Tooting Market, which can be seen in the exhibition The Hood, The Hard, The Hungry.
Robert has since been resident in Lewisham, south-east London.
Image: FREE MEALS TO THE HOMELESS.
By Robert Raynard. 2020