Richard is an American photographer born in Germany. During the Vietnam War he joined the military with the US Navy's 7th Fleet headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan. After active duty, he was assigned to the Naval Photographic Center in Yokosuka. There he learned film processing, color printing and later earned the position of Production Manager.
After eight years abroad, he returned to set up and manage photo labs in Fort Lauderdale/Miami and San Diego before accepting a teaching position at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
In the 80's Richard and his wife Nicole opened their commercial photography business. They still collaborate with long-standing clients who appreciate creative vision and attention to detail. They credit their success to his years with the Navy and to their dedicated team, aiming to achieve the highest quality on every assignment. Giving back to At Risk Youth and Animal Welfare is an important part of who they are.
Richard is a loving dad to four grown sons and lives with his wife, three loyal rescued dogs and a cat! He's an ok golfer, loves fishing and being near the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean with family and friends.
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