Richard was born in Nottingham, England where his initial fascination with photography began, learning the fundamentals of light, exposure and composition while photographing the organic English countryside. His hobby soon turned into a lifestyle. Through workshops and independent research, he was exposed to the works of Edward Weston, Bill Brandt and Josef Koudelka. Inspired by these photographers and their timeless appeal, he began to develop his own personal style while perfecting the techniques of fine printmaking.
In 1989, Richard moved to New York City to pursue a career in photography, focusing his eye on the urban landscape and its people. The city provided valuable access to museums and galleries as well as an opportunity to attend and work at the International Center of Photography. The ICP introduced him to the works of documentary photographers and the visual storytelling of their pictures. The images of Robert Frank and Roy CeCarava influenced Richard to focus his lens on documentary style.
Never one to settle for the obvious or expected, Richard continues to evolve as an artist. His documentary style is unique yet classic, and as a result of his landscape origins, he produces dynamic architectural images in both color and black and white.