The common thread that connects all of Dick’s work is the way he captures emotion. There’s a realness to his portraiture which feels completely unstaged, even when the images are meticulously crafted for multinational advertising campaigns. He manages to find the wonderful in the everyday and to make connections with his subjects which result in work that is unique. Dick’s cinematic approach and mastery of lighting serve to compliment and subtly elevate the quiet moments in life.
Dick’s approach to image making was summed up succinctly in a conversation with one of his heroes, David Alan Harvey - “tell me how it feels, not what it looks like”.