Richard Heeps was a Drag Racing fan from the age of 12, brought up on 'Hot Wheels' toy cars and custom culture, inspired by the artistic nature of the sport and the films 'Grease' and 'American Graffiti'. British Drag Racing and Hot Rodding in the 1970's was a big thing so Richard and his family became avid followers at Santa Pod Raceway. Growing up in it, it was natural for Richard to begin photographing it. The track is an extremely challenging environment to photograph in and he honed a lot of skills there. From 1997-2007 Richard photographed and sold his work which was bought by most of the teams, marking the period of time in the sport.
This was the backdrop and starting point to his project 'Man's Ruin', a book and series of limited edition photographs published in 2007.
We make your artworks to order in our Cambridge Studio.
Although we always send out your order as quickly as possible the artwork might take two weeks to make. If you require it urgently for a gift or interior design project get in touch before placing your order and we will advise on availability and options.
Please note when ordering artwork for shipping to Australia it may be subject to import duty which is your responsibility.
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Conventionally all our framed work is dry-mounted onto aluminium. This ensures a very flat image surface in the short and the long term. The prints are matted (window mounted) using a museum quality 100% cotton rag board especially manufactured to be compatible with the C-type archival Kodak photographic paper Richard uses. He makes the prints in his own dark room. The print sizes are taken from traditional photographic paper sizes. Traditionally with photographic prints they are signed and numbered on the back, they can be signed on the front of the mount by request.