Silver 2020 / Nature / Flowers

Here For You

  • Photographer
    Richard Boll
  • Agency / Studio
    Richard Boll Photography
  • Prizes
    Silver in Nature/Flowers

My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2019, six weeks after our wedding. Her chemotherapy took place whilst the coronavirus was taking hold in the UK. Our self-isolation was particularly strict due to her compromised immune system and consequently, friends and relatives were unable to visit. Gifts of delivered flowers arrived frequently with written cards of kind messages of support. Words that frequently appeared that resonated with me were ‘here for you’. I photographed some of these flowers as a personal project in a home studio using available window light.

Richard Boll is an editorial and advertising photographer, carrying out assignments in London and internationally. Clients include Emirates Airlines, Sony, Zeiss, Land Rover, Rolls Royce and M & C Saatchi Worldwide. He graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Photography from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999, and gained an MA with distinction from the University of Brighton in 2016. Awards include first place in the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Gallery Prize and the Audi/ Next Level Award for contemporary photography, and he was a selected winner in the Magenta Flash Forward competition.