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Henri Cartier-Bresson eloquently wrote in The Decisive Moment, “. . . photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression . . . if the shutter was released at the decisive moment, you have instinctively fixed a geometric pattern without which the photograph would have been both formless and lifeless."

It is the pursuit of this elusive photographic truism that drives Richard’s passion for photography.  Richard acknowledges he has yet to capture this photographic Holy Grail.  However, it is Richard's commitment to this ideal that continually expands his creative vision and challenges his development as a photographer.

Richard was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in Economics and Psychology.  He also attended the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis.  Richard then returned to his native California and refined his photographic vision by attending UCLA and other area workshops.