I trained as a professional photographer at the Berkshire College of Art & Design in Reading in the late 80’s. After qualifying I worked in photographic studios based in Slough and Harrow before becoming a Freelance Photographer undertaking a mix of commercial and social photography.


After a 5-year career I felt a calling to ministry in the Church of England where I am now a Vicar in Dorset. However, my love of art and photography has never died and in 2002 I was awarded my Licentiate of The Royal Photographic Society[LRPS] and I continue to sell images through agencies such as ALAMY. I now also run photographic days in Dorset & Wiltshire.


I now spend much of my free time visiting and photographing coastal regions of the UK particularly Dorset, Devon and Cornwall as well as the cities of Bath, Bristol and Oxford where I am also a Canon of Oxford Cathedral. I hope this site will enable people with a passion for photography to be able to view my work as well as buy photographs for their own use at home or work or as unique gifts for others.

My photographs are taken on a range of cameras including Fuji X Series digital cameras and lens along with Bronica Medium Format film camera, Leica M and Olympus OM film cameras. The images are then processed in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to ensure a high quality finish. All my film is hand processed and then scanned using either an Epson V800 or Minolta 5400 Dimage film scanner before processing in Lightroom.

Richard Hancock LRPS