All the prints are hand made in my Roman studio.
I print my photos before putting them on sale, so you can see the real product that you're going to get from my hands to your hands. This process allows me thoroughly control every stage of the production, certify the final copy and sign it.
I mainly focus on the small and medium size, which I consider optimal for the kind of photography I do. For all these reasons, I have limited size options ready to ship the same day. I can anyway also make tailored prints to better suit your needs. Just contact me and I'll be happy to work on them, to show you the result and eventually send them!
On the occasion of some major exhibition I might make available a very limited number of Large size prints: You will find them available to purchase very occasionally, so they can be considered as a rarity in my collection.
On the back of each print, a certificate of authenticity (COA) is applied. The certificate is unique and has anti counterfeiting features. Also on the COA you'll find important information: title, author name, the number of the copy, if the edition is limited, materials used and a brief overview that describes the subject and the story behind the image. Finally I stamp and sign across the COA border.
Every photograph is protected with a layer of acid free Hahnemühle thin paper, inserted into a rigid cardboard envelope and shipped by express courier to your address.
Shipping costs apply only once on multiple purchases.
I am Riccardo Budini, I graduated and worked for 8 years as an architect before turning to documentary + architecture photography full time.
Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Guardian, Die Zeit, La Nación, La Repubblica, Al Jazeera, L’Unità, L’Espresso amongst others.
– Venice Art Biennale 2017 (Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo – official collateral events)
– Tribeca at Soho Gallery. A venue run by retired NYtimes photojournalists (New York City)
– Rome, Italy – at Ex Cartiera Latina (an old paper mill converted into a museum space which incidentally I collaborated in the restauration works as an architect years before)
Books: Lives of the Bolognese Painters, Harvey Miller Publishers, London 2014 – 22 Photos on assignment for NGA-CASVA
Riccardo worked for governmental cultural bodies like the US National Gallery of Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), Washington D.C., the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage in Rome, the Spanish San Martin Pinario Museum and U.S.C. University of Santiago de Compostela. Amongst its private clients Riccardo counts on Bulgari Image dept., Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Solaria Corporation, iGuzzini lighting s.p.a. He’s also listed as a General Electric Lighting photography supplier and has been a contract photographer for other international companies.
Member of National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Founder of photojournalists collective UnFrame