LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES
is an established fashion photographer based in Los
Angeles. He loves life, and even with the busy
fashion industry, Richard seems to find time to balance
his career and family.
Exclusively Fashion Magazine:
Tell me a little about how you became a fashion
I can’t identify one instance of what made me a
fashion photographer. I have always been intrigued by the
freedom and creativity that fashion allows and inspires.
I have just always had the drive to
create fashion imagery for myself and that has fueled
What is your typical day like?
It starts off with my son Ryder, who is 8 months old,
and a morning person, just like his father.
I usually make some coffee, play with
him til mom comes downstairs, and then the
three of us take a walk on the river behind the studio.
After that it is time for work.
evenings usually revolve around a nice dinner with my
family and friends.
What gives you inspiration?
Inspiration for me is more of a mental place to get
It usually comes when I get a little
escape from the daily grind.
A long drive, a nice hike or someplace
where my mind can have the space to wonder.
I definitely spend many hours in museums and on the
Life is what inspires the most,
and of course all of the other great
photographers out there…..
What do you do in your spare time?
Surf, Skate, Hike, and oddly enough, take a lot of
pictures…. Many of my favorites are snapshots.
How do you prepare for a photo-shoot?
I have ideas and locations that I always want to shoot
and I try to figure out which one best suits the job at
hand, then it is all about getting everything in order
to allow for the shoot to be a success.
Having all of your homework done so to
What is your favorite camera to use?
I have been using the Canon EOS 1DS cameras since the
EFM: You have a studio that is available
for other photographers; can you tell me how did the
idea come about, and how long have the studio been open?
I really just wanted my own studio.
I found this location with its beautiful
light and I couldn’t keep it all for myself.
It is fun to see others enjoy this
I have been here for a little over 2
years, and if all goes well I will be expanding into the
unit next door someday and I will have perfect bounce
or direct light all year round.
What advice can you give to
Listen to the advice of
others, but always follow you dream!
Interview by Rochell “E” James