Richard has strong roots with the land, growing up on the family orchard. It was a lifestyle where one just had to find creative ways to build and fix things with what was at had. He became very comfortable picking up a tool or material and transforming them.
Today, Richard is a Los Angeles based artist and a graduate of School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has been experimenting and innovating with large-scale, non-camera based photography that draws on older traditions, pre-digital methods of creation to respond to contemporary culture.