Richard Cooke

In a country far away known as great Britain, my country of birth, even further away now that they are leaving Europe is where my career in photography started.

During my early years during the 1980’s i was trained in the art of black & white and colour printing and after a couple of years i started to be an assistant to professional photographers in London. I worked in a variety of fields such as advertising, editorial and fashion. I ventured to south Africa and spent 3 years assisting professional photographers and managed to travel around this amazing part of the world. I returned to great Britain and started to do my own work on a variety of subjects, industrial / corporate / and advertising. Working with design / advertising and pr firms i have extensive experience working in studio’s and on locations. Using all camera formats analogue/digital and studio lighting equipment.

Having now spent many years in London and enjoying life with Valou from Provence France and with our two lovely children called Léon and Charlotte, it was time to move from the grey skies of London to the blue skies of Avignon in the south of France. Being here and experiencing the french culture and enjoying the wine and their way of working i have since made connections with clients such as Lambert Collections, Miraval, Ogier, Suez, tourism of France, p3 logistic park. apart from these clients i believe i could be of service to english speaking companies based here in France and outside.

I am based in Villeneuve-les-Avignon which has very good communications such as Avignon TGV and Eurostar. marseille and Nîmes airport are within one hour by car and to travel to nice is 3 hours and Barcelona takes 4 hours.

I will continue to do what i enjoy doing….photography.