Welcome to the world of GEMSCAPES, an enchanting fusion of SWAROVSKI Crystals, Diamonds and Fine Art Photography. Richard Emmanuel has created the best in luxury artworks by creating mesmerizing, one of kind images. Richard, with the help of his talented wife Stephanie, herself a jewellery designer and makeup artist, explores the possibilities of the constructed image. Richard and Stephanie use precision techniques when creating Gemscapes: the refraction of light hitting an image, and the way we conceptualize colour, is taken into account with the placement of each gem. Each piece offers an interactive element to the observer; incandescent crystals and diamonds glimmer toward each eye in new ways, and offer a completely unique experience to every viewer. They calm and relax your senses. The strategically placed crystals dance and fade in your mind’s eye, providing you with a meditative retreat. Gemscapes pieces transcend normality and are iconic.
About Richard Emmanuel
Richard Emmanuel has been a photographer and multimedia artist for over 25 years. His passion for photography started at an early age when his father, who was also a photographer, gave him his very first camera. Ever since he has dedicated his life to the arts and has had a very illustrious career. Richard has photographed some of the most dignified public figures across the globe including Princess Anne, Pope John Paul II, former French President Jacques Chirac, former Secretary of state Collin Powell, The Right Honorable Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, and NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
Richard has consistently created stunning portraits and emotional films that help illuminate human beauty throughout his career. He has given back to the arts community by founding the Academy of Photo Arts (APA) an educational institution dedicated to the development and training of individual photographers. He has also worked with many charity events including the Bell Celebrity Gala and Ferrari/Maserati Rally for Kids Foundation.
Richard truly believes in the power of art and the ability to evoke emotions using imagery.
“It’s the greatest feeling in the world when you can make someone feel emotionally fulfilled. I have devoted my life to photography and will continue to help others realize the beauty all around us.” –Richard Emmanuel