Richard Burton started trying art photography with his father’s Argus C3 and a roll of black & white film in the vacant lot next to his house and an abandoned house around the block. The same Argus C3 got strapped on the back of his motorcycle to explore down random dirt roads and in the woods surrounding Gainesville where he went to college. (Slide film was $2.00 to process and fit his budget.)
After boredom set in with photography in the early 90s he watched the digital age change photography. In 2010 he began again with a Canon T1i and a wide format printer. He was off. A year later brought a Canon 5D Mark II and he had a passion.
He is still living in his hometown of Kissimmee. He’s seen a lot of change and some of his photos cannot be replicated due to development (sometimes very recent). Shooting a pasture on Neptune Road recently, he said that it was almost like visiting someone with the chance of never seeing them again.
His vision is: “I believe that beauty is integral to a good life. When I find beauty, I want to document it. My overriding theme is serenity . . . a place to let the mind wander and be refreshed.”
His mission is: “to disperse a little beauty, serenity, and enhanced reality.”