Richard Pilnick

A long term student of the Shala, Richard is now our resident photographer. He captures the essence of the teachers and the Shala space through his lens.

Richard Pilnick

Yogi & Resident Photographer

Richard wants to use his gift of photography to make a difference in this world. With a fashion and portraiture background Richard comes with a keen eye for detail meticulously working to create timeless striking imagery. Richard has worked with many leading teachers in various different yoga communities with strong links to Ashtanga & Jivamukti, as well as leading teachers within the broader Yoga communities, Manju Jois, Sharon Gannon, Mark Whitwell, Danny Paradise, Rusty Wells, Laruga Glaser, Dr. Ronald Steiner & John Scott, to name a few. He works closely with the Yoga Journal in Germany, been exhibited in the National Portrait gallery in London with a portrait of Jivamukti Yoga London Directors, Cat & Phil Douglas, and journeyed to Mongolia to document the first ever Yoga retreat in the East Gobi Desert with Emma Henry, Lululemon & Reclaim Your Self. As well as being featured in the prestigious photographic magazine 'Black + White' alongside the great David Bailey.