Richard T Ritter

Custom Built 
Large Format & ULF Cameras
Repair, Modifications &  Design Services

 

     


  8 x 10 Camera
 
ULF Camera
 
Camera repair video
 
Film Speed Test
 
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Camera
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for Shipping

 
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Background

 
Workshops
 
Gallery
 

Richard Ritter has been a photographer of the large format camera for over 25 years. A graduate of Hallmark School of Photography, he has developed a distinct perspective in photographing the land and its elements. His black and white images often focus on shapes and textures; small aspects of the natural environment offering unexpected contrasts and patterns which produce a mystical tension.

Richard worked at Zone VI Studios with Fred Picker for 15 years. There, Richard was responsible for the design and construction of many fine photographic Zone VI products. It was during this period that Richard devoted time to the art of the large format camera and black and white printing. Ritter had the opportunity to seek the knowledge and guidance of Fred Picker and many of the leading photographers, photo educators and artists through the Zone VI Workshops and alumni of Hallmark. Richard has stated that he gained invaluable insight to the artistic approach of photography by working with and listening to the critical views of some of the key leaders in the field.

Richard lives in Townshend, Vermont, where he uses his skills as a master craftsman to repair large format cameras and restore cameras of historical importance along with conducting photographic workshops and photographing. He also designs and custom builds large format and ultra large format cameras.

 
 
 

Bio 

2010-13 Workshop instructor Peters Valley Craft Center

2008

Introduced light weight 8 x 10 camera

2008

Workshop instructor Peters Valley craft center

2007

Workshop instructor and lecture View camera conference Kentucky

2007

Group show Breinhien Gallery Kentucky

2007

Board member Vermont Center Of Photography

2006

Group show Vermont Center of Photography

2006

Curator "Legacy of Fred Picker" show at the Vermont Center of Photography

2005

Introduced New ULF Camera design at View Camera Conference in Massachusetts

2005

Lecturer View Camera Conference Springfield Massachusetts

2004

One man show Hooker Dunham Art center

2003

One man show Hooker Dunham Art center

2003

Lecturer View Camera Conference Santa Fe New Mexico

2000

Started Fine Focus workshops

1997

Two person show Vermont Center of Photography

1995

Group show Monadnack Photo Guild

1993

One person show NESPA

1992

Guess speaker / workshop instructor Hallmark Institute of Photography Alumni Association

1985

Commission by Brattleboro Museum photograph Alice Hollway .

1984

Commission by Brattleboro Museum to supply photos for "Technology & Art Become One"

1984

Robert Flaherty Centennial Project Brattleboro Museum - Technical photographic support.

1982

 To 1995 Zone VI Studios responsibility design, testing,  technical support.

1982

Graduated Hallmark Institute Of Photography

1975

Designed first photographic items while taking Tool Design at Penn State, Williamsport campus

 

Started working in the visual arts somewhere around the age of 2 or 3 years old.

 

 
     
       
     
                   
                   
     

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