'A Short History of Milan' began in November 2018 for a special project featuring at the Affordable Art Fair Milan 2019 and the series is ongoing. There is a reoccurring linear, structural theme throughout the series, capturing the Milanese use of materials in design such as glass, metal, wood and stone. Richard has a strong connection to Northern Italy from printing his books in Verona, and visiting Milan many times to exhibit. The work here is a series he has been sketching ideas for for a while, and is his first body of Italian work, capturing the spirit of Milan. It sits alongside his street photography work capturing Hong Kong, Vietnam and New York, which depict the fingerprint of cities through colour, fabric and structure with distinct style.