A B O U T
Richard Crossley is renowned international photographer and has been of www.chicproduction.com and have been operating photographic studios since 1992. We PROUDLY celebrated our 25th Anniversary in August 2016.
In 2012, Richie moved with his partner Maria to South Wales, Mumbles. The idea was to retire moving here in but I found out that was impossible for me! Since relocating to Mumbles, things got busy again and had to find a more suitable place for new clients and built up a new local team to help. The studio was based on Swansea's High Street, Literally 2 minute walk from the train station.
We strived to do our best to make our client's assignments a successful one, period! The studio were proud users of Elinchrom Lighting having a "FULL RANGE" of the studio lighting kit. The studio also offered a variety of top of the range camera brands and equipment just in case! Photography, Post-production services, (retouching/airbrushing) are still available at www.chicproduction.com
With work pressures and deadlines, the studio was available around the clock. We liked making life simple for photographers/clients, so we made sure we had everything they need in one place from arrival to departure.
We also provided AMAZING fully qualified In-house Make Up Artists and are still available at all time if need at www.chicproduction.com
This formula was established directly from my own needs as a professional busy photographer travelling the world over the past 35 years. I knew what made "that job" easy! I/we were very proud of what we had achieved. Now that the studio is closed, will give me more time for my personal artistic work. This will also give me more time to continue with my "special aim" that I have been operating here in Swansea since 2015
"A B O U T MY S P E C I A L A I M"
I was happily plodding along enjoying my achievement, and in 2012 few months after moving here, my whole life was over turned! Out of the blue, and for no reasons at all, I was struck down with Anxiety & Depression.
Everyone around me thought and seen that I was the usual me, healthy, bubbly, loud and full of life, the matter of the fact was FAR from the truth!
It was that feeling of "EVERYONE" thought I could swim, but actually, I was drowning fast and although I was shouting for help, NO ONE noticed! I beg for dear life but NO ONE could help.
"Physically, I was able, but mentally I was disabled. "Having everything, a beautiful partner, a nice life and then, out of nowhere this UGLINESS of an illness hits you just like that!!!! No if's or buts!
But even in this tragic times I was lucky!!! With the support of a "Very Special lady" Dr. H., working for the NHS Mental Health dept. and after sweating blood and tears, she helped me beat this misunderstood illness. This UGLY period had opened my eyes and realised about those in the world less fortunate than myself might not be so lucky! So, to give back, I decided to so something about it!
In 2015 after my recovery, I made a promise to myself that I will re-open the studio and use the help I had and my talent and education to give something back to those less fortunate. Since then I built a team of people I trust and we have helped countless of individuals suffering this illness.We also given support to various charities, one of them being the Roots Foundation Wales - www.therootsfoundationwales.org.uk A foundation that helps young abused people in care.
Having more time without the studio pressures, I am looking forward to offer more help to charities, institutions with disabled people or the less fortunate. I can now organise time for them, and I would love to give these people my experience about mental health and at the same time give them the opportunity to learn and achieve anything to do with this medium.
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