His burgeoning mastery of these programs allows him to design and digitally render images that defy belief, blurring the line between actual and virtual reality. The inspiration to go beyond the Adobe programs being taught through his formal education channels could have easily being long-winded and indulgent but the truth is he does it all in the name of beauty.
"An object may boring by itself, so I'll change or bring something in to make it interesting. What I want to really show is you can make anything interesting by showing the object's beauty."
And if aesthetic appeal was the intended goal then a brief digital stroll through Richardson's extensive portfolio should serve as sufficient proof of success. Smooth shapes and irresistible arrays of colour form the basis of Richardson's modus operandi.
"I will always invert the colours of a scene to see what works and what feeling I get from the change. I find with colour, you can bring out, show and hide certain details in a piece. I have a deep love for fluorescent colours, I think they’re just full of so much energy and work with everything."
Speaking of the future Richardson tells me, "I'd like to go more into installation art. I like graphic design, it's been my starting point, but I've started branching off. This is more of an experiment. It's cool people are actually liking it. I'm definitely keen on gallery exhibitions with real 3D objects, taking these things I've made and bringing them into real life."
Safe to say, I cannot wait to see this desire come to fruition. Can you?
Words / Anthony Thomas