I was commissioned by Manchester International Festival to photograph a wide range of events throughout the three week period and have now worked with them for the last 5 years.

“Richard photographed a series of special events and post show receptions for this summer’s Manchester International Festival. He is truly a wonderful photographer and is able to capture the precise moment and detail that is often missed by others. His professionalism is really impressive too as he wants to get the best from each shot. He is an absolute pleasure to work with and has a brilliantly refreshing can do attitude, I can’t wait to work with him again!”
Christine Cort, Managing Director, Manchester International Festival


I have documented the amazing Vintage events covering London, Liverpool, Morecambe and Glasgow. 
“I first came across Richard Tymon’s photography on a visit to see some work at Blackburn College and then at a subsequent exhibition in the town. His “creative eye” and his ability to bring out the beauty in things shone through and we got talking. Richard came along to photograph at an art event I was involved in in Manchester and produced a wonderful image (see below) of a young Northern Soul dancer. This image became one of the most “liked” images ever on our social media pages. Richard now photographs many of the events and festivals that we curate. He gets on well with the team, understands and interrogates briefs superbly and works damn hard.
Richard has a great career ahead of him.”
Wayne Hemingway MBE, Hemingway Design


I have had a number of photography opportunities with the fantastic team at Mid Pennine Arts.

“Richard has recently documented events for Mid Pennine Arts, although I’ve been aware of his work for some time. In fact, it was seeing his work connected to Blackburn is Open and the Vintage Festivals that made me contact him for our reportage needs. Great decision on my part!

His response to a brief is superb and he can handle situations that are not straightforward. One of our events involved 200+ very young children, with a large number whose involvement could not be recorded photographically. Richard produced atmospheric and beautiful images that demonstrated the children’s involvement without them being individually identifiable. Richard has always arrived fully prepared and having obviously put great thought into how to approach the event. He is extremely hard working and very helpful. He has a great attitude and has offered his assistance to the event teams if he can see a need, even when the task has nothing to do with his brief. MPA prides itself on team work, and we really enjoy working with those who share that ethos.

We will definitely be working with Richard again and I can wholeheartedly recommend him.”
Melanie Diggle, Finance Director, Mid Pennine Arts


I have been producing photography for Burnley College for the last 5 years for a range of uses from prospectuses to billboards
"Richard Tymon has provided us with a consistently high standard of freelance photography, over the 12 months he has worked for the diverse brands associated with Burnley College. As an organisation, we have strong brand identities and feel Richard has an in-depth knowledge of those brands and the talent to reflect them in his work.

His images are used regularly in a broad spectrum of promotional materials we produce: electronically, they bring to life our website and social media posts and are featured extensively in our printed products, including our prospectus and magazines. The composition and clarity of his work has meant that we have been able to use his photos extensively in extra-large banners and with Press Releases for use in the media.

Richard brings a wealth of talent and innovation to his photo shoots, yet is open to suggestion and always ensures he has a clear idea of our requirements as a customer. His friendly manner and positive attitude has meant he has become a popular and well-respected figure around college who can put any subject, however shy, at ease to produce amazing images."
Jayne Wynne, Marketing Manager, Burnley College
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