Born in the UK, Richard grew up watching the amazing wildlife documentaries of the BBC and developed a fascination with the underwater world. That spectacular submerged world seemed a million miles away from Northern England! After moving to the US, Richard became a SCUBA diver, and soon became focused on creating inspiring underwater photographs.
Richard's work has been awarded in photography competitions around the world. His images and words have been featured in Scuba Diving Magazine (US) and Diver Magazine (UK). He is also a Camelback Art Gallery featured Artist.
Richard also teaches a Shark photography class, helping other passionate photographers to get the most out of their interactions with these awesome and important creatures. He believes that through sharing images of the spectacular underwater world we can educate more and more people on the need for aggressive conservation efforts to protect endangered species against illegal fishing, shark finning and ocean pollution.
At the end of each year Richard donates 10% of his profits to the ocean conservation charities that he believes are doing the most to make a difference for our oceans and their inhabitants.
Richard currently resides in Michigan.
Believing in a commitment to continuous learning and excellence, Richard is a Certified Professional Photographer with the Professional Photographers of America. Why buy from a Certified Professional Photographer? Here's why...