Richard rose through the ranks of the camera department in the nineties to become one of the top young cameramen in America. He worked alongside some of the best in the business on such notable films as Kids, Cop Land, Julien Donkey-Boy, and Requiem for a Dream. He then became a cameraman in the mid nineties and has already received one Independent Spirit Award nomination for his work on Interview with the Assassin.

Richard's great eye and tremendous feel for the camera can be credited for giving the film a fresh look that has a tremendous vitality.