Born in Dallas and growing up in LA, NYC, Tokyo & Paris, I morphed into an eclectic photographer whose passions embrace fashion, beauty and celebrity portraiture and who likes to synthesize extreme graphic realism with a traditional, classical sensibility. This striking dualism has distinguished my work in the pages of Elle, W, Vogue, L'Officiel Homme, L'Optimum, Surface, and Wallpaper to name a few. My shoots have featured numerous celebrated artists, including Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich, Benicio del Toro, Christoph Waltz, Josh Brolin, Michael Keaton, and Robert De Niro. And my work has been exhibited at the Musée de la Mode de Marseille, France.
In Paris, on the occasion of the 100 years anniversary of cinema, I began a series of black and white portraits of the 'Actors' Actors'. FILM ICON tenders a glimpse into the souls of these masters of charater whose love of the 7th Art is revealed in their touching, insightful and sometimes humorous memories as they spontaneously answered the question: "What inspired you to get into the movies?"
My first film L'Enchanteur, a live action short film that I wrote, shot and directed, and dedicated to the fight against A.I.D.S., was selected for competition in numerous international film festivals including, Avignon-New York, Chamrousse, Beirut, Lille, Deauville, and ultimately won the Best Short Fantasy Film Award at Fantasporto.
I began my artistic career at age 15 when I joined the American Ballet Theatre. Building upon the rigorous regimen of a professional ballet dancer, I turned to choreography and stage direction before picking up the camera...on a mission! ; j
Based in Beverly Hills with my wife and two sons, I specialize in all types of portraiture and continue my work as a filmmaker.
"Thank you Richard ... You are a true artist and i salute one like you who makes art from the heart." "...you're a magician!"
"Dear Richard, YOU ROCK!!!!!!!! "I have worked with Richard numerous times on photo/production projects with local and Int'l clients. Each and every single time, he came out with the best images which made our production a real dream. I would hire him back any day. "
"Richard Wright: Insightful- detailed- artistic- results oriented. Working with Richard and his crew is an existential experience in artistic imagination and technical prowess. I have enjoyed working with Richard on numerous occasions and look forward to future collaborations."
"Richard is passionate, intricate, colorful, bold and extremely creative on all perspectives. Knowing him for many years, he has been able to give me immediate creative & lighting driven responses techniques to any creative dilemmas I needed solving in a short timespan. A solid partner, including a highly qualified expert in production and location scouting. I would highly recommend Richard for whatever photo shoot project you have in store, in Los Angeles or abroad. Keep up the great work, you're truly unique."
"Richard Wright is today's Renaissance Man. His personal development knows no limits, no boundaries. He continuously achieves his full potential, intellectually as well as creatively, and he's never afraid to bring you along for the ride."