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Ink. Permanency. Irreversibility. Thinking before you create or the alternative: letting mistakes become a part of the process. Ink represents life to me. I feel there is great beauty in experiencing what exists now, accepting what is already drying on the paper and discovering what is about to be created. For me, ink means I'd rather live a life of "oh wells" than "what ifs".

I feel the same way about my job as a sports photographer. The truth is, when you shoot fast sports like I, speed skating, bobsledders I don't care how good you are or how great your equipment is...this is what you get: crap crap crap crap GEM crap crap crap crap. And isn't that how anything worth doing always is? You're going to screw up 90% of the time. But it's worth it, for that one great shot.


An official and licensed photographer of the ECHL, PHPA, US Speedskating, QHRA, PBR, ERA, WWE and House Photographer to the Maverik Center.

Professional Hockey Teams: Utah Grizzlies. Colorado Eagles. Stockton Thunder. Alaska Aces. San Francisco Bulls. Las Vegas Wranglers. Ontario Reign. Bakersfield Condors. Idaho Steelheads. Gwinnett /Atlanta Gladiators. Rapid City Rush. Tulsa Oilers. Wichita Thunder. Allen Americans. Fort Wayne Komets.

Major Sporting Events: United States Olympic Trials Speed Skating 2013, United States Olympic Trials Nordic Combined & Ski Jump 2013, Korean Air ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup #2 2011, ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup 2014 #1, Viessmann FIBT Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup 2012 & 2013, Viessmann FIL Luge World Cup 2013, US Senior Short Track Championships, American Cup Bobsled, Desert Classic, US Single Distance Short Track Championships 2012 & 2013, Speed Skating Sprint World Cup #4 2012, US Short Track Speed Skating Championships, US Long Track Speed Skating Championships, Essent ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships 2013, Essent ISU World Cup of Speed Skating #2 2013, and more coming up!

Publications: Though I photograph almost exclusively for world class athletes and their teams, I've also contributed to several publications, including: ESPN, E! Online, The Hockey News, SportsTravel, Fox Sports, TRACK, Speedhorse, The Racing Journal, many many newspapers and numerous websites.

:STAMP: Winter Sports: Speed Skating! by CanarybirdzIce Hockey Stamp by Agony-Whispers:STAMP: Winter Sports: Ski Jumping! by CanarybirdzSTAMP17 - Olympic games by spraynine



Thank you!

Due to the demands of my career during this time, I may not be able to answer each comment, favourite, or watch directly. Right now I am very deep into horse racing, concerts, etc. and on the road constantly. Please know that I value your support and friendship very much and want to thank you in advance as a result. I do read every comment and try to reply when I can, but cannot guarantee it during the season. If something requires my immediate attention please leave me a note, and I will be more likely to see it. Thanks so much!!



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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice to see you back.
Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
Hello I want to personally thank you for accepting my invitation to join my group I am happy to have you as a member and hope that you will enjoy being a part of this group welcome

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xbastex Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the fav
maxlake2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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Where have you been :?  :D
Somehow, I thought you had left dA.  But I'm so glad you're here!!! :excited:
I can't wait to hear what you've been up to lately! :D
Thanks so much for the new :+fav:s, dear! :aww:
1pen Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Hey Richard,  

I had two surgeries in a year and got smacked down with an epic bout of depression, but I'm back on my feet again! Well, mostly. I still get low sometimes. I really missed everyone here. How are you doing?!

Andorada Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Just passing by to give you a hug! :hug:
1pen Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Professional Photographer
Aww thank you! :glomp:
Andorada Featured By Owner May 23, 2016
yaaay :glomp:
Widdershins-Works Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for the watch! Much appreciated, it's a honour to know you liked my works! )
EarthHart Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Autumnal blessings for the favour, m'deer :iconwineplz: :iconbouquetplz:
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