When you first encounter Richard Learoyd's beyond-life-size portraits, mainly of unconventionally beautiful women, you sense that the passage of time is expressed by their stillness: the repose through which they convey the powers they exert. ...
"Flesh and Bone, Unique Photographs by Richard Learoyd", an interview with Richard Learod by Peggy Roalf, Aperture 199, Summer 2010.
It is worth noting that Richard Learoyd's pictures are really unique. They are captured in an analogue fashion directly on photographic paper, i.e. without the use of a intermediary negative. As a consequence they are completely unique, there exists only one of each picture.
Richard Learoyd's Unique Photographs are exhibited at the McKee Gallery in New York from September 24 till October 31, 2010.