For months I drove past this beautiful garden.

I've been an avid gardener for over 40 years. For months I drove past this beautiful garden. So one morning I decided to stop and knock on the front door. An old man answered. "Oh the front garden, that's nothing! I have 8 tiers of garden out the back. Come with me, I'll show you". He then gave me a 45 minute guided tour of his 1 acre garden. Tree Ferns, Banana Trees, hundreds of flowers and more. I asked him if I could photograph his garden to which he immeadiately gave me permission. I photographed the garden for a year which included all the surprises of all the seasons. Once talking to him, his voice was very raspy. He said he was fighting his seventh bout of cancer. He said with a smile, "When I'm gone and the man upstairs and the man downstairs argue who to take me, I'll just sit and wait in the middle and polish the stars."

 

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".