Richard Barnett has been a Commercial and Fine Art Photographer for close to twenty years. His connection to photography, however, stretches back to a twin lens Brownie received as a child.

A midlife decision to turn his passion into an avocation took him to the Maine Photographic Workshops. Enrolling in a two-week workshop, he stayed on first as a student and then as Studio Manager, studying with a wide and varied group of prominent photographers.

Moving to New York City, he worked as an assistant to Norman McGrath, Tobey Sanford, and Beth Galton, among others, before starting out on his own.

Subsequently Richard specialized in Architectural and Editorial Photography, working out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Among his clients were Getty Images, Bank of America, Lending Tree, and Hendrick Motor Sports; as well as several regional and national specialty publications. During this time he continued to pursue personal work, and returned to Maine every summer to co-instruct with Mr. McGrath at the Photographic Workshops.

Richard relocated to Maine in 2005 to devote himself full time to Fine Art Photography. His work has been displayed in several group shows nationally and in New York; in solo shows at LeMoyne College, the Watchung Arts Center, and elsewhere; and published in the Southern Quarterly. His photographs are in several private collections as well as the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia.