We all feel. We all feel differently at different times always. There are ends of either spectrum where we feel other sometimes scary and painful things. 

Some are very much more challenged than others. Some are hidden, some not. We all have these various states of mind. Some are so extreme, some there's no escape. We are all constantly challenged at recognising, with empathy, the human condition, our ever changing States of Mind. So for all these states of mind us humans can try to apply empathy to all those states - all of them and then we can maybe connect and understand a little better and then find ways to be connect. Yes, It's easier to relate to someone who holds a more narrow state of mind experience, it's when those boundaries are stretched and are disturbing and painful, scary - deep depression, Bipolar, schizophrenia, psychosis does the human empathy really needs to kick in. This exhibit States of Mind is presented to not only show the vastly challenged states, not to shock, but to also to have a look at some states of mind, that in my opinion also cry out for attention, help and love - yes even  just those normal ones. (This will be rewritten many times (I have some around me that are wordsmiths) till I get it right. But my language is my photography, not this description. I have an extreme case of dyslexia so my words I've found have always been my photographs and my hope is that you connect with these images, and maybe see that all states of mind deserve and need a kind level of human attention - and yes, so do yours.

Testimonials

World renowned Author and Artist

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"'The Last Breath'. I did not read the story only after I looked at the pictures number of times, very powerful, humanity-eyes-touches-connections- hard to put in the words but very strong. No poem,book,movie can beat it. Continuity…flowers and veils….feet and touch ......sensitivity" 

Gordon Undy - Master Photographer

Point Light Gallery

"Richard has a vision of the world showing an enviable innocence most of us lost when we became untrusting of it and began to make it look the way we thought others want to see it. His vision is honest and clear with a distinctive creativity. There is no artifice in his work - simply Art." 

Lindsay Cunningham

Dugong

"Richard's artistic perspective finds beauty and inspiration in a drop of seawater." 

Melissa Egan

World Acclaimed Painter

"Richard is a man of true integrity, sensitivity and compassion. All these qualities are reflected in his exquisite photographs." 

Peter Cocklin

Director - Kodak

"When Richard approached Kodak for support six years ago we could see that there was a great deal of promise in his work. Today there is no doubt that Richard is delivering on that promise as is evidenced by his work and the many accolades that he has received."

Robert McFarlane

Master Photographer & Writer

"Richard's work needs no instruction for enjoyment .... I felt I had attended a seminar on Zen. .....Richard is clearly an accomplished photographer. His exquisit portrait of a blind Indian albino girl called Savitri will stand the test of time." 

Steve Forbes

Publisher and Chairman Forbes Magazine

"They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But Richard O'Farrell's gifted photography work will leave you speechless".

Robert McFarlane

Master Photographer & Writer

""When I first viewed the Cloudscapes of Richard O'Farrell I was reminded of American photographer Diane Arbus who proclaimed that photography provides a process of "recognizing what you've never seen”.

Peter Sis

World renowned Author and Artist

"I like the work of Richard O'Farrell. It is magic, and, he is a true magician .....I know ..... I am aspiring to be one ....."

Steve Forbes

Publisher and Chairman Forbes Magazine

"They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But Richard O'Farrell's gifted photography work will leave you speechless”.

World Acclaimed Painter

Melissa Egan

"Richard is a man of true integrity, sensitivity and compassion. All these qualities are reflected in his exquisite photographs.”

Gordon Undy

Master Photographer

"Our ability to create a finished product as completely wonderful as his. What more can I say? To see Richard's work is to know what we all seek”.

Banksi

"How does he do it? Has he that magic? Richard’s photographs are full of wonderful events and moments that we have all missed”. One of those photographers who recognises his best photographs are the ones he has missed. I see this, Am I one of the few who has an idea of how to do that without annoying or noticing anyone or even myself."

Dugong

Marketing Genius

What more can I say? To see Richard's work is to know what we all seek".