In a return to the heart of the country Richard Adams visits the great outdoors and rustic village life. His passion for the British countryside oozes through each picture and with a definite Devon flavour pervading, he captures the splendour of Dartmoor and the Dart estuary.
Stunning as these places are, they are in truth the backdrop for the real subject of Adams’ images, life in the country. Inhabited by Adams’ diverse characters, it is a place where people join together to share a life and do so at a slower pace; like this it seems, there is time for joy to be found in leisure and in work alike. Tasting the sweetness of illicit honeycomb, scattering corn to the geese and even in the farrier’s toil there is time for pleasure and the space to let the wondrous into our lives.
Adams grew up in rural Wiltshire in the 1960’s and has made pictures all his life. Fascinated with rural history, the factual and folkloric, he absorbs images and experiences which he transforms through the filter of his imagination into fantastic pictures of life and love.