rakes PROGRESS – Moving in One Long Whisper

January 2023

Grasses in the Wind, on the front cover of Volume 15 rakes PROGRESS magazine. The project featured in the magazine was inspired by nature’s ingenious seed dispersal techniques and the arrival of some new elegant grasses growing at our home.




rakes SENSE – Molecules

December 2022

A series of fragrances I shot as a project and kindly featured in Volume 3 rakesSENSE magazine. Most enjoyable part was ‘how to light a bubble’?





September 2022

Pushing the limits of design and function with the new Timepieces from A. LANGE & SÖHNE. The second generation of the digital watch with a mechanical heart – the new ZEITWERK.




the Harmonist – Yin Transformation

May 2022

Great to be allowed to play with distortions and reflections. All shot remotely out here in the countryside. Moving image can be accessed here
Thanks @commission.studio




Aesop Othertopias

March 2022

A trio of unorthodox fragrances distilling three worlds within worlds.





Who Ate My Roses

January 2022

The symmetrical culprit has been identified by my talented friend @_galiena_ It’s a bee and she is a solitary leafcutter bee. Excited she has been building her nest near us.






Cyanotype Test Prints

December 2021

Experimenting with peony print techniques.







Vashi Love Stories

August 2021


New campaign for Vashi.




Nigel O’Reilly Lace Comet

March 2021

Our next campaign for the fabulous Nigel O’Reilly.







Still Life

December 2020

Really proud to be involved in this beautiful book created by the talented team @holeandcorner. When we stayed home – works in isolation. All profits go to @refugecharity.





Lockdown Hydrangea

August 2020

This is my little contribution to a wonderful book created by @holeandcorner (featured above) a reflective look at the everyday in lockdown. In the first lockdown, I realised how lucky we are living out in the woods, surrounded by a beautiful world I don’t stop and look at often enough.





April 2020

Launch of Selfridges Beauty Destination.



Rakes Progress Magazine

Posted April 2020

I noticed the plants I lived with every day had such elegance in their decay. Time would soon nudge them out of the way, as next years shoots pushed through. Apart from holding their seeds, these flowers or stems had no useful function. Yet they retained their beauty and their dignity. So I gathered these plants from places special to me, left some to dry, decay and drop in forgotten vases. I then photographed the shapes in their moribund form.  Issue #11


Patek Philippe Magazine

March 2020

A treat to be in Patek’s HQ in Geneva. Such attention to detail everywhere.




Julian Rowe-Jones

Posted February 2020

Thanks to Paul Barry Design and Johanne Mills for their concepts and execution on this.



January 2020

The Graduates issue is such a wonderful celebration of the new talent coming our way.


Kelly Hoppen

January 2020

Janis Greig came up with her usual delicate touch. Light was our job.




November 2019

Colourful shoot for the November issue of Wallpaper Magazine. It’s all about wood and joints.



Chubb Insurance

October 2019

VCCP asked us to showcase the cherished items that have been caringly refurbished or rescued for Chubb Insurance’s discerning  private clients.

The Entrepreneurs

October 2019

New venture for Monocle and great to be back collaborating with Matthew Beaman – This is from the office furniture story.

Chubb Insurance

October 2019

VCCP asked us to showcase the cherished items that have been caringly refurbished or rescued for Chubb Insurance’s discerning  private clients.



September 2019

A great challenge from Tim Smith @fluoro London. The very open brief was ‘Heat’ and the shoot was for Gaggenau. We created a set of abstracts on this energy ‘Heat’, all in camera



Monumental Landscapes Film

Posted on September 13th, 2019

Today Richard launches his film in conjunction with Monumental Landscapes. This poetically documents Artist Nic Fiddian Green’s inspiration and the craftsmanship of his work. To purchase a copy of the book please click here to buy now.



Monumental Landscapes

Posted on September 11th, 2019

Monumental Landscapes is Richard’s latest book launching today at Saatchi Gallery with Nic Fiddian Green. Click here to buy now.




Posted on August 1st, 2019

Richard shoots this exquisite OTOMOTO kitchen sink for this month’s Wallpaper* magazine, The Handmade Issue (out now).



The Nue Co.

Posted on June 3rd, 2019

This week Richard has been shooting for The Nue Co.


Mr Porter

Posted on May 17th, 2019

New work shot for this month’s Mr Porter Magazine.



FT Weekend Magazine

Posted on April 08th, 2019

Richard Foster shoots the cover shot for the FT Weekend Magazine


Richard Foster Showreel

Posted on January 17, 2019

A collection of Richard Foster’s moving images.


 Boodles 220th Anniversary Brochure

Posted on November 27, 2018

Richard Foster photographs the Boodles 220th anniversary brochure.


HSBC Private Banking

Posted on November 21, 2018

Richard Foster uses light to reveal the embossed hexagon for HSBC Private Banking.


Boodles 220th Anniversary

Posted on October  30, 2018

Richard Foster photographs the 220th Anniversary Necklace for the new Boodles Campaign.


Fabergé and Rolls-Royce

Posted on October  23, 2018

Richard Foster elegantly captures the beauty of the ‘Spirit of Ecstacy’ for Fabergé and Rolls Royce.


Made Thought

Posted on September 20, 2018

Richard Foster beautifully documents projects by the agency Made Thought for their new website.


Hole & Corner x Georg Jensen

Posted on August 20, 2018

Richard Foster photographs the 1041 Henning Koppel design to celebrate the centenary year of Koppel for Georg Jensen and Hole & Corner.


Nigel O’Reilly

Posted on July 19, 2018

Richard Foster photograph’s Nigel O’Reilly unique and beautiful collection.


Wallpaper* x Hennessy

Posted on July 2, 2018

Richard Foster for Wallpaper* x Hennessy, showcasing the new Marc Newson Hennessy X.O bottle design.


Olivia Burton

Posted on June 4, 2018

Richard Foster’s second film in a series of short films for two new Olivia Burton ranges, quartz and glass house.

Hole & Corner x Dunhill

Posted on May 10, 2018

Richard Foster directs a series of short films for Hole & Corner X Dunhill‘s  The Home Of Craftsmanship for London Craft Week. Premiered last night at Bourdan House London.



Posted on May 8, 2018

Richard Foster collaborates with artist Rhea Thierstein in Volume #7 of Rakesprogress.


Olivia Burton

Posted on May 4, 2018

Richard Foster directs a series of films and stills for two new Olivia Burton ranges, quartz and glass house.


Between Sense & Uncertainty Book Launch

Posted on April 12, 2018

Sculptural installation of Speed #7 at Richard Fosters Book launch of Between Sense & Uncertainty at D&AD.


Book Launch

Posted on April 3, 2018

The launch of Richard Foster’s book Between Sense and Uncertainty is on Thursday 12th April between 6-9pm at D&AD, Cheshire Street, E2 6EH, London. RSVP to join us rsvp@wrenartists.com


Print Auction

Posted on March 8, 2018

Richard Foster’s print auctioned in aid of the Back-Up Trust. Photograph by Linda Scuizzato.


Flow and Form

Posted on March 6, 2018

New personal project with Lou Blackshaw exploring cosmetics and 3D forms.


Connolly Lookbook AW17

Posted on February 19, 2018

Richard Foster’s photographs for Connolly featured in their new AW17 lookbook designed by Studio Small with illustrations by Rose Blake.


Audemars Piguet

Posted on February 5, 2018

Richard Foster films the watch elements for Audemars Piguet film celebrating the 25th anniversary of the iconic Royal Oak Offshore. Featuring LeBron James. See more films over on our vimeo.


Cold Mornings

Posted on January 16, 2018

Continuing our collaboration with the brilliant artist Nic Fiddian – Green, we are working on a very exciting project this year. More news to come.


Merry Christmas

Posted on December 19, 2017

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



Posted on December 15, 2017

This year we had great fun working with the Nespresso and the lovely team at The Partners, now known as Superunion. This is a shot from a collection of shots taken for the Nespresso Boutique and rebrand.



Posted on December 8, 2017

Harry Pearce from Pentagram came to Richard with an idea for a short film which would work alongside a poster he created titled ‘Chances are…’. The poster is for a major exhibition and collaboration between the Goethe-Institut Israel and the David Ben Ari Museum in Bat Yam, Israel. Entitled ‘The art of Utopia’ the exhibition explores the relevance of Utopian ideals in contemporary society and contemplates their potential to spark hope amid the upheaval of 2017. Pearce created ‘Chances are…’, by dropping six letterforms that comprise the word ‘Utopia’, from a height of 1 metre, 55 times. It was great to document the creative idea of the poster as a moving image.

‘Utopia: We are all ultimately in the hands of beautiful, universal moments of chance’



Posted on December 1, 2017

A mood shot from the ’16 Boodles campaign and brochure.This was a very elegant shoot, beautifully styled by Alex Petsetakis. It is always a pleasure having the Boodles team in the studio.


Ila Spa

Posted on November 24, 2017

A beautiful shoot we did with the fantastic Kim Hartley at Kimmy and Co, inspired by the gorgeous pictures taken by Karl Blossfeldt.  The collection of shots featured different varieties of dried plants. These shots will feature in Ila Spa’s new branding this year.



Posted on November 17, 2017

The theme was nuts for this years Wallpaper* entertaining issue. It was great to work with and see the stylist Melina Keays’ artfully delicious food alongside these beautiful objects, amazingly curated by the Wallpaper* team.



Posted on November 9, 2017

This moving image comes from a collection of 4, each one representing a season. This was a wonderful shoot and it was lovely working with the team from Made Thought. We loved realising their organic creative for their client.



Posted on September 20, 2017

A beautiful shoot we did with Tamara Fulton at Hole and Corner. The talented Hana Al Sayed created these gorgeously textural sets. It is always a joy to work with this creative team of people.



Posted on August 4, 2017

We love working with the team at Connolly England. The Richard Foster team had a great day on location shooting these luxurious pieces.


Cutler and Gross

Posted on June 2, 2017

A vibrant and colourful shoot we did with Cutler and Gross for their new handmade 2017 collection.


Mandarin Hotel Oriental

Posted on May 19, 2017

Shot with Plus Agency who developed this creative brief which, highlighted specific architectural and interior features in the Mandarin Hotel Oriental. This feather comes from a collection which features in their brochure.


The Lauren

Posted on May 2, 2017

A shot taken for Luxury Telegraph, of the unique style designed for Lauren Hutton in the movie American Gigolo. Exclusively reworked in the exact same shape and deep red hue as the original piece, named “The Lauren” in honour of the actress.



Posted on October 3, 2016

Richard Foster for 1843



Posted on March 11, 2016

Richard Foster for Hole & Corner, Issue 08 – “Senses”.


Global Interiors

Posted on March 11, 2016

Richard Foster for Wallpaper* Global Interiors Issue 2016.


Duke Collection

Posted on March 1, 2016

Richard Foster Dunhill 2016 Campaign.


Paper House

Posted on October 15, 2015

An amazing theatrical shoot Courvoisier Cognac with Spring Studios. We built this incredible 3 dimensional house completely out of paper.


Success Beyond the Game

Posted on October 8, 2015

Richard’s latest campaign with Grey London for Hugo Boss. Featuring Boss Bottled Unlimited for Hugo Boss the official fragrance for NFL this year.



Posted on September 25, 2015

Richard as been shooting for Downey with the talented Paul from Paul Barry Design. We were in awe when we received this package with the beautifully scribed address.



Posted on July 21, 2015

The De Beers 2015 Lotus campaign, shot with Paul Barry of Paul Barry Design.


The Finest Goods

Posted on May 27, 2015

A shoot Richard did for Hole and Corner, exploring the finest ceramics, pottery and earthenware. All Beautifully styled by Hana Al Sayed.


“Singapore Fling”

Posted on April 22, 2015

Richard’s “Singapore Fling” story in the May 2015 issue of Wallpaper* magazine. Another amazing creation by the team of Benjamin Kempton and Melina Keays.


‘It’s All Our Blood’

Posted on April 13, 2015

A collaboration with Harry Pearce of Pentagram to shoot the poster for the ‘Questioning the Bomb’ exhibition. The exhibition marks 70 years since the twin nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, opening in Maryland later this year. The poster, entitled ‘It’s All Our Blood’,  featured Harry’s own blood. A creative direction made by himself, creating a dramatic and thought provoking image.


The Collections issue

Posted on December 12, 2014

Issue 04 of Hole & Corner now out. We loved shooting this cover shot with the lovely Hole and Corner team and the talented Stylist Hana Al Sayed


The Magical World of Mulberry

Posted on August 28, 2014

Another fantastical stills and moving image shoot with the team at Mulberry. Our challenge was to re create the Scottish highlands in our studio, rabbits and pheasants included. Of course we were allowed to handle them, which made all of our hearts melt.


Anya Hindmarch

Posted on August 28, 2014

We had a lot of fun shooting the A/W ’14 bespoke collection for Anya Hindmarch. Each set telling a story and beautifully crafted.


World Cup

Posted on June 17, 2014

World Cup fever is finally here and we are very excited to show you the new Adidas boots that will be worn by the players in this year’s tournament.


Wallpaper* in Mexico

Posted on April 15, 2014

A Shot from Wallpaper* last month for their Mexico issue. We loved shooting this Freida kahlo inspired set with its bright and vibrant colours. The whole shoot was shot on Polaroid with acid washed negatives which, created muted colours with a high grain.


10 x 8

Posted on April 10, 2014

Richard turned back the years yesterday and dusted off the old 10 x 8 sinar camera. The results were incredible. We also figured out a live view set up to tether back to the computer, breaking boundaries!


Mulberry S/S 14

Posted on March 26, 2014

As ever the Mulberry team have produced another beautifully edited catalog for their S/S 14 collection.


Ribbons and Diamonds

Posted on January 16, 2014

Getting these ribbons to sit exactly where we wanted them for this De Beers shot took a lot of patience. With the steady hands of stylist Nick Grossmark this shot looks beautiful.



Posted on December 20, 2013

A shot from a Hermés shoot. We loved shooting this fantastical creature and his friend, especially as they brought us to Paris, where we set ourselves up in the very nice studio called Pin Up on 14eme Arrondissement, Paris. It was a great day and an even better shoot.



Posted on November 18, 2013

This shot was from a shoot with Hole & Corner, discovering beautiful angles on these finely crafted instruments. It was amazing to have the worlds largest collection of ukuleles in the studio.


Two Books

Posted on February 18, 2013


Two books have been published to accompany Nic Fiddian Green’s most recent shows. We loved collaborating with Nic this Spring, visiting Nic’s magical studio and photographing his monumental sculptures, we are excited to see all that hard work in print looking so beautiful. Both books sit proudly on our book shelf.


Styling for Mulberry

Posted on February 18, 2013


Having shot both stills and moving recently for Mulberry, we thought it would be nice to show the elegant and intricate expert styling that goes into each and every shot. We love working with the Mulberry team, always looking forward to the next shoot.


Cool Hunter

Posted on November 13, 2012

Photographer and past assistant Fenella Mett forwarded us a link today of a Nic Fiddian Green sculpture we shot recently, not been on The Cool Hunter before. We were delighted to see Nic’s sculptures getting the exposure they deserve.


In Vogue

Posted on November 12, 2012


After months of hard work it was great to see our De Beers Christmas image printed in this month Vogue UK. It seems to be cropping up all around the world. All those hours in the freezer were well worth it!



Posted on October 24, 2012

These finely crafted Mathcraft objects made by Matthew Newell arrived in the studio the other day. Made from paper these elegant pieces required an equally elegant lighting to emphasis their true beauty.


Prada Candy

Posted on October 20, 2012

‘Beautiful things we love and love to share’ thank you Another magazine for sharing our Prada Candy shot.


Imaginary Nature

Posted on October 16, 2012

A shot from our shoot with De Beers, Imaginary Nature. We simply loved shooting these iridescent feathers. images have just appeared so we thought it would be fun to show some behind the scenes action. A table of taxidermy and a photographic style medical table all lead to this exquisite final image. For the full range of De Beers Imaginary Nature images go have a look at our website.


Film Noir

Posted on December 15, 2011

We recently had the pleasure of getting together with super talent, Paul Barry and Sam Logan, to create a film noir style editorial story.


Dunhill and 14 Bike Company

Posted on December 1, 2011


This incredible copper bike, shot for Dunhill magazine, was custom built by 14 Bike Company. The copper frame naturally takes on an aged patina and tarnish. However to show the full glory of the copper we spent a good two hours polishing its every surface to a high sheen.


Mulberry A/W 2011

Posted on November 9, 2011


Pigs and fairground rides, we have grown to expect a lot from Mulberry and their creative ideas. These crazy oversized eggs for the A/W 2011 campaign did not disappoint. As you can see there was a strict no messing around policy on set!?


Christmas at De Beers

Posted on November 8, 2011

This shoot took some planning to become the serene shot that is now in Vogue and other magazines around the world.

Our ice expert created real snow flakes to form on roses and firs by leaving countless cups of boiling water in a freezer tank to evaporate. Each scene and flower had to be frozen up to ten days in advance. We then shot the pre-frozen jewellery in a walk in freezer.

All worth the effort to find the look that the De Beers team love for Christmas.


Dunhill Watches

Posted on August 9, 2011

We were delighted when old friends Dunhill asked us to shoot a couple of new watches for them. This one has a face of black diamonds!


Chivas Regal

Posted on April 21, 2011

The light in our background shot only happens once a year and is called ‘Manhattenage’. We used this sunset with our new HD projector to create the flare and glow of our reflected sunset.


Wallpaper* Eggs

Posted on April 19, 2011

We had a great time working with Wallpaper* on their egg story for the 2011 entertaining issue.


Mulberry S/S 2011

Posted on February 21, 2011


There was a lot of excitement at the studio, when the pigs arrived for the Mulberry Spring/Summer 2011 collection shoot.


Wallpaper* Whisky

Posted on November 16, 2010

Here are a few pictures from an editoral shoot with Melina Keays & Amy Heffernan from Wallpaper*. The full food story can be found in Decembers issue with an illustration of Richard on their contributors page!

Winter warming recipes, made with whisky.


Dalmore Trinitas Whisky

Posted on November, 2010

The first bottle of whisky to hit six figures, and only three bottles have ever been made. We went through a few concepts from smoke to liquid and came out with this highly reflective shot. It was a beautiful bottle to shoot, as all the graphics were made of solid silver and the bottle itself was handblown from crystal.