Richard Mark Dobson was born in Bradford West Yorkshire in 1963. He immigrated to South Africa in 1975 and completed graphic design at the prestigious Johannesburg College of Art.
In 1989, Richard moved to London where his interest in photography began. Assisting a number of London’s top advertising photographers, It was during this time that Richard developed a keen appreciation and understanding for the craft of photography.
Since opening his first photographic studio in Hong Kong in 1989, Richard has traveled to over 40 countries, lived on three continents, and since leaving Hong Kong in 1996, has called Paris, New York, Johannesburg and Cape Town home. He continues to divide his time between South Africa, SE Asia and Hong Kong.