Richard started out shooting snowboarding and skiing, and now specialises in dramatic action shots of snow and water sports.
At the age of 26, his images of journeys to the best mountain spots were published in a book, Fascination Snowboarding. Then 10 years later he published his second book, this time about the German 'dream' to win the America's Cup. Soon afterwards he was asked to shoot sailing's 'premier league' and a year later he became the official team photographer for the first German America's Cup Team. He was fascinated by the power of water and wind, and tried to shoot water like snow. "With a fresh eye to the sport and a bag full of motivation, I soon found myself at the heart of the sailing community," he says.
He is also in demand for advertising and editorial work for an impressive list of blue chip companies, including Head, Elan, Oakley, Tommy Hilfiger, Apple, Velux, Audi and BMW.
Since 2008, thanks to his willingness to embrace the video shooting capabilities of Canon EOS DSLRs, Richard has diversified from stills into shooting HD movie projects, including TV adverts and commercial work. He is always eager to find out what the latest imaging technologies have to offer and how these can influence his photography and filming in a positive way.
Notable commissions have seen him shoot a winter advertising campaign for Canon in Argentina, film the Quant electric supercar in Monaco and capture the drama of downhill World Cup skiing in Switzerland for Audi. So, with all this outdoor adventure keeping him busy, how does he choose to relax? By heli-skiing in Alaska with his friends, the Legs of Steel ski crew.