After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography in California, Richard Pierce moved to New York to cultivate his aspirations of becoming a still-life photographer. After working as an assistant for a few years, Richard landed his first assignment shooting cosmetic products for the newly launched American Elle magazine. Soon after, Richard became one of the founding contributors to W Magazine and shot numerous editorials for Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Vogue.
Throughout his career, Richard has pioneered dozens of advertising campaigns for Clinique, Chantecaille, Estée Lauder, L’Oreal and M·A·C Cosmetics. He has also specialized in fragrance, accessories and jewelry, contributing to both Barney’s and Tiffany & Co. He also had the distinguished opportunity to photograph the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian Institute. When he’s not shooting for his prestigious clientele, Richard resides in his quiet home in Manhattan with his wife, their three children and three dogs.
Regarded as an industry leader in still-life photography, Richard takes his acclaim with stride and cherishes the many joyful opportunities that have accompanied his growing success.
Richard’s editorial clients have included: Vogue, Men’s Vogue, GQ Germany, Marie Claire, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, CondeNast Traveler, Departures, Bon Appetit, Men’s Health, WWD, Glamour, Glamour Germany, Details, Cookie, and W Magazine.
Richard’s advertising clients have included: Ann Taylor, Almay, Barney’s, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lee Jeans, Levis, Samsung, Dunhill fragrance, Avon, Liz Claiborne, Jaeger Watches, Perricone, Clairol, Bath & Body Works, Dasani, Beauty Bank, Bliss, Jane Iredale, CVS, Oreo, Chantecaille, All-Clad, Coach, Cosmedicine, Coty, RoC, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Tylenol, Dolce & Gabbana Cosmetics, La Mer, Essie, Clearasil, Cover Girl, Clarins, Pantene, Revlon, Lipitor, La Prairie, Smart Water, Kiehls, Sunday Riley, Darphin, Gap Beauty, Tacori, Lancome, Michael Kors, Laura Mercier, Degree, Olay, SkinCeuticals, Macy’s, Martha Stewart, Martin+Osa, Century 21, Neutrogena, Dove, Truvia, American Express, Prescriptives, Priori, L’Oreal, Crest, Lord & Taylor, Sean Jean Fragrance, Tim McGraw Fragrance, Tiffany & Co., Tumi, Cole Haan, Victoria’s Secret.