Emphasis Photography

Thank you for visiting our website. We specialize primarily in architectural photography for the construction, retail, residential and leisure (bars, clubs, casinos & restaurants)  industries. We now shoot over 90% of our images digitally on high-end professional equipment with over 15 years experience in digital image capture.

Our client base now includes over 150 companies of which 30 are in the FTSE 250. We will undertake commissions anywhere within Europe within (hopefully!) 2 days notice. We have been Security Bonded by the government thus allowing us to work in more sensitive areas such as airports, prisons, detention centres and military research facilities.

We also have an extensive dtp and digital manipulation facilities and can supply images in either print or digital media.

Over the last 28 years, Emphasis has built up a library over 250,000 images of various construction and leisure projects from which individual images can be purchased. If you have any queries or require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.


All operatives have CRB checks, hold CSCS cards (for the construction industry) and have the appropriate insurances (Public Liabilty, Professional Indemity and Employers Liability)


Exhibitions - (Richard Southall)

Venice - Guildhall 1988

Summer Exhibition - The Public, West Bromwich 2011 (Group Exhibition)

'Smethwick' - Birmingham 2011 (Solo Exhibition)

Frame13 - Birmingham 2013 (Group Exhibition)

Madin's Library - Birmingham 2013 (Solo Exhibition)

PAIL - The Public, West Bromwich 2013 (Group Exhibition)

Frame14 - Birmingham 2014 (Group Exhibition)

'Clubbed' - Birmingham 2014 (Solo Exhibition)

Frame Autumn Exhibition - Birmingham 2014 (Group Exhibition)

Unifi - Gallery 116 2015 (Group Exhibition)

Frame15 - Birmingham 2015 (Group Exhibition)

90 Degrees of Separation 2016 (Group Exhibition)

Reclaim West Midlands 2016 (Group Exhibition)

Frame16 - Birmingham 2016 (Group Exhibition)


Birmingham Library purchased a set of the images from stage of Madin's Library project for the permanent archive in 2015.



Passing Through Gethsemane - 2009

Smethwick - 2010

Spaghetti - 2011

Twenty First Century Bars - 2011

Brooklyn Bowl London - 2014


Publications (Magazines, Newspapers & Journals)

69 Degrees Magazine

A1 Lighting Magazine

Bar Magazine


Casino Life


Country Life

Daily Express

Daily Mail

Disco International

Elle Decor

Evening Standard

F2 Freelance Photographer

Filling Business

Google Finance


GS Magazine

Hospitality Interiors


Live Magazine



Mondo Arc

Mondo DR

Night Magazine

Premier Hospitality Magazine

Professional Lighting Design

Sunday Times

Sunday Times Supplement


Telegraph Magazine

The Times

UK Construction Magazine


Terms & Conditions can be viewed here
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All images are the copyright of Richard Southall. Architectural and Interiors Photography. Tel: 07973 202137