About Richard

Richard Weinstein is an advertising and commercial photographer based in Sydney, Australia.

Richard Weinstein is a Sydney advertising photographer

It’s much more than the click of the camera

My Photographic style

While I am generally recognised as being a flexible and laid-back professional, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to the exacting standards I have when it comes to my photographs. Just ask my assistants in the studio or on location! It is a truth universally acknowledged – as the saying goes – that my style is distinguished by meticulous attention to detail. Really, in the end, a photographer’s photographs are about the way he understands the craft, and what he chooses to capture in his visual stories. It’s incredibly technical and creative! When I am photographing product, for example, I look for unique characteristics of form, design or perspective. Once that is established in my mind, I use lighting to evoke the 3D world I am viewing through the lens into the two dimensions of a photograph. By noticing how light affects perceptions of texture, you work to achieve a result that people will remember*. Since I picked up a camera at the age of 13, I’ve never considered any career other than photographer and I have photographed everything imaginable, from food, fashion and jewellery, to children, dogs and some incredible humans, as well as machinery, technology and industry over the course of my career. Today roughly 50 per cent of my work is editorial, 50 percent advertising – I’ve enjoyed awards, accolades and a media profile during my career, but my greatest joy still is on the job capturing something visually that stirs a viewer’s sense, meeting new people and creating images that can make a positive change to our lives. Growing up in South Africa, my early passion was social documentary, and news photography. It was a volatile time in South Africa in the 90s and not long after Nelson Mandela was released in 1991, and later became President in 1994, I was fortunate enough to meet this iconic man and capture him on film. *.

Passion of Richard Weinstein

My passion and creative drive to produce amazing images ensures his clients get a great result everytime. His studio is based in Alexandria, New South Wales. Contact Richard today to discuss his assignment availability, or request a quote for your photography.

Photography Projects

Making the Cut

One of Richards latest projects is a coffee table book – Making the Cut – by David owsey on the Cutler bespoke tailoring legacy. The launch was hosted by Rolls Royce, the classic car boot sale, featuring John Cutler.

Client Says

John has been the most gracious client allowing me to explore any creative direction, trusting and open to new ideas , from this we have produced the most memorable imagery

Elfin the Spirit of Speed

Just Released is Elfin the Spirit of Speed – by David Dowsey

After 4 years of work, the book has finally landed, and I couldn’t be more proud. Huge thanks to David Dowsey and Bill Hemming Read all about this incredible living history of Australian motor racing https://lnkd.in/fc5Giki

One of Richards latest projects is a coffee table book – Making the Cut – by David owsey on the Cutler bespoke tailoring legacy. The launch was hosted by Rolls Royce, the classic car boot sale, featuring John Cutler.

John has been the most gracious client allowing me to explore any creative direction, trusting and open to new ideas , from this we have produced the most memorable imagery

Head On Photography Festival was a great opportunity for Richard to present his visual documentary study, “Marabastad” telling the visual story of Apartheid era South Africa, focusing on Pretoria’s first segregated community “township”.

Shot in 1988 in South Africa, in this Head On Festival presentation, Richard showcases the original prints and a 16mm film documentary.

Richard exhibited a series of Dye Transfer original prints at The Body Exhibition in Waterloo 2008 Richard launched The Print Room, a working studio gallery, as his passion is to produce the highest quality printing in the most environmental friendly way. He was commissioned by Art Duo to create a series of works for the Melbourne Hyatt Hotel Group, followed by a nature study of trees for Killara Golf.

Easy Digital Poppy Exhibition launched by Turnbull Ossher Design featured large format printing at its best in a multi medium formatt exhibition.

Richard exhibited a series of images using the latest printing technology in partnership with Epson Australia. Judy Saris, Editor of Gourmet Traveler Magazine, opened The Tastebud exhibition at 7 Danks Street, Waterloo. Philip Carr art directed and styled the event.