After graduating from the University of California in 1973, while backpacking around Europe taking photographs,
Richard was invited onto his first movie set… of Bernardo Bertolluci’s film "1900." He fell immediately in love with film and has lived the life of a filmmaker ever since, working continuously in the US mainstream and independent film communities.
Richard has photographed 20 films, shot and/or directed hundreds of TV commercials and is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, The International Photographer’s Guild and the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In 2010 he produced, wrote and directed the independent film, “Cinderella Moon,” based upon the world’s first telling of the Cinderella story (China, 768), which deals pointedly with the status of women and girls in traditional Asian society.
Over the years, Richard has also been active in making short documentaries and Public Service Announcements for favorite charities, as well as being an active, and published, photographic portraitist.
Since he and his wife Jenny adopted the first of two daughters from China in 1998, Richard has served One Sky in various capacities, mainly in the area of media.