Richard began pursuing photography in 1994 and is a self-taught photographer. His primary focus was originally black and white and color film photography, especially black and white infrared. He now uses a converted digital camera to capture infrared black and white images.
Richard has participated in several group exhibits in New York, Connecticut, Richmond and Santa Fe. His photographs are in several corporate and private collections. His Masters and Bachelor’s Degrees are from Queen’s University in political science and he had an alternate career in corporate communications that took him to St. Louis, New York City, Austin and Richmond.
He credits his friend John Hallum, whose dark room he originally learned in; Canadian artist, mentor and friend Dr. Jennifer Dickson, RA; and, his alchemist film printer, Richard Hobbs (who formerly printed for Robert Frank and Magnum agency photographers), for their mentoring along the way.