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Hello, I'm Richard israel (aka The-Israel), welcome to my blog

Being born in London, England left me little choice to be anything other than a romantic at heart. My work has been described as fashionable, timeless and emotive.

I have a passion for film, antique cameras, handmade prints and compelled by an inextinguishable pursuit for soulful photography and the artful life.


erica & clay


Fotografia Ślubna Gdańsk - Beautiful in its simplicity. I especially love the one pic with bridesmaids - it's wonderful frame idea. Nicely done! :)July 19, 2014 - 6:14 am

Maya & Craig

it’s always an honor to take pictures of fellow photographers and their families and especially the Frtitz family,  I’ve been a huge fan of their work for many years and now can say we are also great friends! As they say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and Maya is such a wonderful young lady, inside and out!!!

please take a few moments to check out their work @ twinlensimages


Craig Fritz - Richard, Maya and I were so looking forward to this shoot and to meeting you. It was not a disappointment. Kitty and I could not be happier with your beautiful work and now we know a kindred spirit in N.C. Thank you so much!!!June 26, 2014 - 11:14 am

Laura Kleinhenz - Having grown up in N.C., I'm not sure how I did not know of Richard's work until Craig and Kitty's posts about working with you, but yes, very beautiful and haunting images. I'll have to find you on our next trip back home. Craig, I especially appreciate this portrait of you. The photographer is rarely photographed, and your intensity is beautifully captured.June 26, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Paul Gero - wonderful portraits Richard!June 26, 2014 - 5:55 pm

kathryn krueger - enchanting!June 26, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Erin Chrisman - what Kathryn said... absolutely enchanting. That first one especially is just wow.June 27, 2014 - 1:01 pm

{engagement} meghann & kyle


{Taking it on the Road} Paris + London Portrait Sessions

paris_portraitplease contact me for availability and country specific pricing…..

Beth Herzhaft - Gorgeous. Can't wait to see the images that you get!May 21, 2014 - 11:15 am

{portrait in the woods} the young family


Hayley - I'm blown away! Just magical.May 19, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Frank DiMeo - Magical Richard! Every Image! Magical! It is like you cast a spell on them :)May 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Irene Young - These are awesome! Thank you for capturing my amazing family in such a beautiful way!!!May 22, 2014 - 12:13 pm

{key west wedding} Stacey & Ray


Jean Scroggs - Richard, what great pictures. Is that your daughter or son? It was great getting to see you & your wife at Agape Faith Statesville Campus. Hope you will join us again soon. God bless you, JeanMay 13, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Sachin Khona - Absolutely stunning. Start to finish. Love it.May 29, 2014 - 5:12 pm

{fashion} still + motion

{Fashion Short} //Featuring Adriana Danae// from Timm Young on Vimeo.

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Jorge R. Gonzalez - Great work Richard!! That is a beautiful baby and family, can't go wrong with subjects like that. JorgeMarch 29, 2014 - 12:18 pm

jacob & amy


location: Laboratory Mill,  Lincolnton

Jorge R. Gonzalez - Beautiful portraits, love #9 and #10. thanks for posting, your site is always inspirational.March 6, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Stacy Squires Photography - I like the back drop for the reveal .... great photosMarch 11, 2014 - 12:25 pm

casey & matt

always an honor to photograph a fellow industry friends wedding….


thank you to these wonderful Charlotte vendors who pulled out all the stops for Casey and Matt,,

Sally - The veil shot!!! !!February 18, 2014 - 3:55 pm