Richard is an award winning sports photographer with Getty Images. He has almost twenty years of experience in the industry, of which the last thirteen years have been with Getty Images.

During his career Richard has covered four FIFA World Cup tournaments, three UEFA European Championships, five Olympic Games, the Rugby World Cup and golf's four majors, as well as The Ryder Cup.

Richard has helped to develop products and processes to have significantly advanced the coverage of sporting events for Getty Images. One of the biggest projects has been the robotic camera system. Capable of installing and operating multiple robotic cameras where it's physically not possible to put a person. This technology has been used at London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Ashes cricket and the Open Golf.

Born in Watford, England in the mid seventies Richard grew up watching the golden era of The Hornets (Watford FC) through the eighties. A big sports fan who relishes working with athletes, event organisers and commercial clients and always has ideas to make images more exciting for the viewer.


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