Richard Freestone is a fine art photographer and printmaker specialising in C19th printing processes particularly the Platinum/Palladium process. It is the return to the hand crafted element of photographic printing from digital, that interests him as well as the archival stability of the prints. The Platinum/Palladium print is still the only process that will outlast the paper it is printed on. His choice of botanical subjects brings together two interests, Gardening and Photography.
He also teaches these processes at his studio/darkroom at Haarlem Mill in Wirksworth Derbyshire. As well as printing his own artwork, he also prints for an international clientele including The National Portrait Gallery, Magnum Photos and individual photographers and artists.