Richard is a freelance photographer who has built a career on his twin passions for travel and photography. Over the past 38 years he has travelled the world, amassing a substantial and compelling collection of images of people and places in more than 90 countries on all seven continents.

His images are published worldwide in books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, calendars, posters, cards and websites. Richard has published 13 books including five editions of the best-selling Lonely Planet Guide to Travel Photography, Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Photography Tips and the large format pictorials: Australia: 42 Great Landscape Experiences, Nepal and India: essential encounters.

Richard was one of five photographers selected for the National Geographic Channel television series Tales by Light (screened in Netflix). He is a Master of Photography awarded by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP); he is the World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship Mentor and represents Canon Australia as a Canon Master Photographer.

Richard runs workshops teaching all aspects of travel photography for individuals and small groups and leads photography tours to Australian and international destinations. He is also much sought after as a speaker and judge for photography and travel industry events and competitions.

His photography is represented by Getty Images. When he’s not on the road Richard lives in Sydney, Australia. For more information about Richard and his photography log onto,