The West offers an evocative new perspective on those still living the way of the cowboy. Photographer Richard Phibbs' modern cowboys are sensitively rendered; looking into their eyes, you connect with decades of tradition, while still experiencing an electric shock of immediacy. From empty horizons and rolling blue skies to weathered barns and endless prairies, The West also provides a powerful and mesmerising landscape for these archetypal heroes to roam.
Richard Phibbs brings an artist's eye to every photograph he takes - in advertising and editorial, fine art and his personal work.
His work has appeared in major publications worldwide. He has shot advertising campaigns for iconic brands like Ralph Lauren. His fine art photography is in the private collections of many notable collectors. Phibbs's portraits present subjects as varied-, from Beyonce to Bernard Henri-Levy as well as photographing many world-class athletes. Richard is also an experienced director. He is currently working on a project which he filmed in Turkey.
Richard's passion is photography. His provocative book, Chasing Beauty, published in 2010, highlights a decade's worth of work from his archive. Phibbs's compassion for his longtime causes - animal rescue and children with AIDS, are his inspiration. He also serves on the Board of Directors, Humane Society of New York.
Richard was born and raised in Canada. He lives in New York City.