“A deserted living room, a half-empty cafeteria, a bedroom with an unmade bed, a billboard stuck in a wasteland: your images are imbued with Unheimlichkeit, a disturbing strangeness, the irreducible anguish identified by Freud that takes hold of anyone who experiences the fantastic flipside of reality, when the familiar suddenly turns into its opposite”.

From  a symposium discussion with Richard Kolker at 27th Hyeres International Fashion and Photography Festival.

Richard’s work for the Lake District Holocaust Project is located at the beginning of the project in 2005, and his photographs of Auschwitz-Birkenau are superficially seductive images of natural forms and ruination, without a human or animal form in the frame……….until the site is identified as Auschwitz Birkenau, and that moment brings with it an unsettling disquiet.