father: William Illingworth - photographer
brother: Benjamin Illingworth - photographer
Wanganui Herald, Volume LI, Issue 15310, 28 August 1917, Page 4
The art of photography in the hands of scientific workmen has now been brought to perfection, and opportunities are now afforded the public to obtain portraits in natural colours at a price which only slightly exceeds that of the ordinary portrait. The Tesla Photographic Studios are now opened in the Ferro-Concrete Buildings, Heretauuga St., Hastings, under the management of Mr. R. I. Illingworth, who in addition to many years' experience brings with him a most modern and complete equipment of photographic material and apparatus. You are invited to call and inspect the work on view in the cases at the studio. A free enlargement will be given to every purchaser of a dozen cabinet portraits. —The Tesla Photographic Studios, Ferro-Concrete Buildings, Heretaunga street, Hastings. Child and draped portraiture'a specialty.
Hastings Standard, Volume II, Issue 46, 7 February 1912, Page 4
The "Toska" Studios
Mr. R. Illingworth, who for some time was a manager for Mr Lampe, has started business on his own account in premises situate in Victoria Avenue (over A. A. Gower's and The Regent Tea Rooms). Mr. Illingworth comes from a family of great photographers. His father recently won the open medal of the world for portraiture at Turin and was awarded the Diploma of Honour at the Budapest Exhibition, so that his son who gained all his experience from him prior to his coming to the Dominion, should receive the fair support of the public of Wanganui and adjacent districts. Mr. Illingworth's coloured work (which he claims to be the only natural colouring in Australasia) is beautifully artistic and full of detail, it is executed in black and white, sepia, water colours and oils. In England he did a considerable amount of this class of work for some of the leading people. With regard to the studios, no expense has been spared to make them thoroughly up-to-date. The studio itself is restful, yet workmanlike, in short a tout ensemble indicating a definite aim, and that the means whereby the aim ran be attained have been carefully studied and are exactly carried out. Mr. Illingworth at once convinces one of his thoroughness, his attention to detail and of his devotion to photography. We are given to understand that, his charges for portraiture in all its branches is to be extremely moderate.
Wanganui Chronicle, Issue 12881, 9 April 1913, Page 5
Taranaki Daily News, 11 July 1918, Page 4