From afar, this framed photograph by Mischa Richter looks like an abstract image made of graphite marks on a pale blue ground, but upon closer inspection, you realize that those dark graphite marks are actually clusters of birds in flight, silhouetted against the blue sky.
Richter was born in Windsor, England but spent most of his childhood in Provincetown Massachusetts. He studied art at The Chelsea College of Art and Design and Middlesex University both in London, England.
After leaving University he began a career in editorial photography and has been published in magazines such as Esquire, Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, Wallpaper and Vibe.
Mischa has shown his work at the Charlotte Street Gallery, The Laura Bartlett Gallery and The Exit Gallery all in London, England. He presently shows at the Foc’sle Gallery in Provincetown, MA. His work is part of the permanent collections at the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
Mischa is the founder and director of a non-profit publishing company called Land’s End Press, which published his first book “Saudade”. Saudade is a series of photographs taken in Provincetown and is accompanied by a poem written by Nick Flynn.
Dimension of photograph: 46 1/2" square (framed).