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TABACCHI at Day, Italian architecture street photography from the Richard Heeps series, A Short History of Milan.  The traditional Italian Tobacconist shop, here in a Swiss Cottage style building set against a vast urban apartment block.

'A Short History of Milan' began in November 2018 for a special project featured at the Affordable Art Fair Milan 2019. There is a reoccurring linear, structural theme throughout the series, capturing the Milanese use of materials in design such as glass, metal, wood and stone. Richard has a strong connection to Northern Italy from printing his books in Verona, to visiting Milan many times to exhibit. The work here is a series he has been sketching ideas for a while, and is his first body of Italian work, capturing the spirit of Milan. It sits alongside his street photography work capturing Hong Kong, Vietnam and New York, which depict the fingerprint of cities through colour, fabric and structure with a distinct style.


Image Size

Framed Size 

Framed Size

10.25'' x 8.5''   16" x 16"
40 x 40cm
13.5” x 11"   18.5" x 16"
47 x 40cm
20" x 16"   27.5" x 23.5"
70 x 60cm
23" x 19"  30" x 26.5" 77 x 67cm
32" x 25"   39.5" x 33.5"
100 x 85cm
37.5" x 30"  45" x 38.5" 115 x 98cm

The artwork is a limited edition gloss photographic print from negative. When framed the print is dry-mounted to aluminium, presented in a museum board white window mount and a choice of black or white box frame handmade professionally in the UK. It is signed and numbered on reverse accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Handmade to order.

Please Note : Viewing on a backlit screen might affect true to life colours. Due to the handmade nature of Richard's darkroom photography there can be slight variations in image and borders, sizes stated are a close approximation.