I can see why high-end brands such as Tom Ford, Prada, Stella McCartney and Bottega have sought out Richard Foster’s photography services. He has a keen eye for framing products so that the eye is immediately drawn to them. The still-life work he has done with fragrance and cosmetics are exceptional. The refraction effect used on these glass items is lovely. I love the use of this aesthetic, then combined with the shadows casted from an overhead light made for a most successful Charlotte Tilbury ad. I can easily picture seeing this in a print campaign through fashion magazines. In the Piaget ad, it does well in using lighting to layer the different textures, and invoke a bit of drama. This is also replicated in the Dalmore alcohol ad, who also features a pop of red for good measure. Lastly, I appreciate the geometry found in the Tom Ford fragrance ads, which utilize a low camera angle and light manipulation make for a most striking hierarchy. Richard Foster’s style would make you double take on a still-life of a half empty bottle of Robitussin. I admire his work. — Did I mention he has short films?