I was bitten by the Kodak bug when I was just 9 years old - I have been looking at the world through a viewfinder ever since and now, 60 years later it provides my livelihood as well as my passion.
As a wedding and social photographer (weddings.davidrichphotography.com; portraits.davidrichphotography.com; pets.davidrichphotography.com) I have the privilege of sharing some of life's most joyful moments with people. But some of my own greatest pleasures are found away from other people - in the Outback of Australia, in her rainforests and oceans, and in the wilderness of many countries. These images are a view of the natural world as it has impacted me and my life; and sometimes as the made world has impacted Nature.
Apart from my last five years as a full-time professional photographer, I have spent most of my working life as a nurse in the areas of Mental Health and Addiction - part of every sale on this site goes to support the work of GROW (the international mental health movement founded in Australia in the 1960s) and the Salvation Army; two organisations with which I have a long and enduring relationship.
I have graduate and post graduate degrees in nursing, welfare, psychology and social science from a number of Australian universities, and a diploma in professional photography. I am a member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers, The Society of Nature and Landscape Photographers, Wedding and portrait Photographers International and the World Institute of Photographic Masters.
David Rich joined Fine Art America on May 3rd, 2013.