Richard Alan Cohen lives and works in the South End of Boston and in northwest Connecticut. He graduated from Bowdoin College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His lifetime interest in art derives from his mother, an art teacher and painter, and his father, a house designer and builder. His Waterline series projects seascapes found along the weathered waterlines of boats in their cradles. His photography of commercial store interiors explores the seduction of consumers by contemporary design and style. His landscapes find the order within the chaos of natural scenes. His photography has been influenced by his experience with Meg Birnbaum at the Griffin Museum Atelier and by William Morse at Morse Editions. Recent work has received juror's honorable mentions at the New Hampshire Artist's Association, Annual Parfitt Exhibition, and in the Neutral Density Awards. He is a juried member of both the Canton Artist's Association and the Galatea Gallery in the South End of Boston, where he has had recent solo shows. About his photography, he states, "For over 30 years I worked in the field of scientific discovery and communication. Based on this background, and not surprisingly, I strive for my photography to be a discovery medium which distills the essence of a subject and represents it for the appreciation of others. Beauty may be subjective, but if viewing my photographs evokes memories, impressions, or attitudes that make you wonder, then I will have accomplished my goal."