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Land or Sea. Have camera, will travel.


Exploring Australia

Richard emigrated to Australia to explore the continent by land and sea. An avid diver, he greatly enjoys underwater photography.

His photographs have been awarded finalist and semifinalist status in international photography contests BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Antibes Underwater Images Festival, and ANZANG. He is a strong supporter of marine conservation efforts.


Richard has provided professional architectural photography services since 2002. His passion for architectural photography started with study of photography in high school and architectural education at the University of Oregon (Master of Architecture), and continued with practice as a registered architect in the United States.

His photography has been highly commended by Australian Institute of Architects award juries for its beauty and ability to thoughtfully render space and place. Richard's work has contributed to Regional and State RAIA Award winning projects since 2007.

Client Collaboration

Richard greatly enjoys a collaborative process with his clients, working with them to render the transformative power and dimension of architecture in every photograph.


"Richard's keen understanding of design coupled with his creative eye ensured that the images for Northern Busway were interesting and authentic.

The photographs showcase his technical expertise behind the camera with the composition, natural light and angles achieving the authenticity of moment and specific context that heavy post production most often misses.

Given no time and a scant budget Richard responded with good humour, prompt professional service and quick creative opinion to realise great shots."

Dominic Powell, State Manager
Tract Consultants

“Richard is an intelligent and perceptive photographer. He is careful to ensure he has a clear brief and brings a high technical proficiency to his work. Always professional and meticulous.”

Shane Thompson, Practice Director 
Shane Thompson Architect


  • BVN Architecture
  • Rothe Lowman Architects
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • James Cook University
  • Robina Land Corporation
  • Universal Publishers
  • Mithun Partners, Seattle
  • WJA Collaborative, Seattle
  • Vanir Construction, Seattle

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We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. 

- T. S. Eliot