Wild about landscapes: Richard Smyth opens new store in London Court

Richard Smyth at his new shop in London Court.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d442925
Richard Smyth at his new shop in London Court. Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au d442925

LANDSCAPE photographer Richard Smyth has a new space to hang his fresh photos of Denmark and Rottnest Island.

The Nedlands resident opened his second Wild Earth Images shop in Perth’s London Court this month.

Mr Smyth’s shop at the Fremantle Markets is open three days a week and he expects some buyers to window shop in Fremantle and purchase in Perth where they are open seven days.

“If someone sees something in Fremantle but works in the city they can return to make a purchase,” he said.

“We’re also planning for the future because when Elizabeth Quay opens we expect foot traffic through here to increase.”

Mr Smyth, who has been taking photos for more than 20 years, said he recently spent five weeks inland north of Perth but was unable to get coastal shots because of bad weather.

“The coastal strip is really interesting so I need to spend more time up there,” he said.

“While it requires a lot of preparation, time, patience and perseverance in making sure the weather and lighting conditions are right, it’s exhilarating to be where you have the wide open ocean before you and the vast wilderness of the outback behind.”