Born in the South Wales valleys Richard Lloyd Lewis is a UK based photographer who has worked commercially since 1996 for the Publishing, Editorial, Advertising and Music Industry. Clients range from HHCL, Banks Hoggins O’Shea, RKCR Y&R and Ogilvy to name a few in the Advertising field to various high profile acts in the music industry. Working from his studio in South London, Lewis specialised in set design, constructing and photographing surreal interiors involving people and objects, some years later he took his brand of unique image making out on location. Having cut his teeth in the commercial world his passion is still routed in documentary projects that investigate subjects that hide or are hidden away from the public gaze. His latest project ‘code name: burlington’, resulted in gaining privileged access to the top secret underground city that would have housed the government and royal family had the cold war resulted in a nuclear hit on the UK.
Lewis has exhibited nationally alongside artists such as Tracey Emin, Steve Pyke, Hannah Starkey, Gavin Turk, Nadav Kander, Martin Parr, Paul M Smith, Bridget Riley and John Swannell and his photographic prints are now held in several notable private collections, his recent project ‘code name burlington’ is held in the permanent collection at the Imperial War Museum London.
Lewis has a Masters Degree in Photography from The University Of The Arts London – LCC, and a BA (Hons) Degree from Exeter School Of Art & Design – University of Plymouth.