Richard Baker is an English photographer whose projects and assignments appear in books, magazines and company image collections.
He is perhaps best-known for Red Arrows, his own reportage about Britain's Royal Air Force aerobatic team (Dalton Watson, 2005) and his collaborations with Alain de Botton on 'The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work' (Hamish Hamilton, 2009) and 'A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary' (Profile Books 2009).
Throughout 2010 he has been exhibiting his photography from those books while working on a collection of personal reportage projects. The theatrical spontaneity of Street Photography is foremost in his mind.
Otherwise, his personal quests follow geographical or merely themes on the incongruous and the everyday, while always having more than a passing thought for the aesthetics of aviation, industry and urban landscape.
Richard also writes stories about the wider world and photography updates through a personal blog, Instagram and twitter (both @bakerpictures).
Newport College of Art & Design