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A southern California native, Richard Maier took his first photography job at age 16 printing snapshots of Micky Mouse for discerning tourists at a one hour photo near Disneyland.

He studied at the University of California at Riverside where his technical skills were eagerly employed by the faculty for their personal work (technical skills being absent on the fine art curriculum). The California Museum of Photography also hired Richard to print from their treasure trove of historical negatives (He has the dubious distinction of being one of the few people on the planet to know how to correctly print from a Uranium toned glass negative). He graduated with a studio arts major with an emphasis on photography and traditional printmaking, and more knowledge of Post-Structuralism than any one person should have to bear.

Moving to Los Angeles, he was frustrated in his attempts to install a printmaking studio in his apartment by zoning laws which forbid having carboys of nitric acid in residential areas. Seeking other avenues of artistic expression, Richard purchased his first Mac, reasoning that anything so expensive must be useful for something. While he struggled to get “Art” out of that poor beige box, he paid his bills by working as color printer at a professional photo lab.

When a position opened up for a retoucher, he jumped at the chance to sit on his butt all day and make pretty girls prettier. Unfortunately, several years of this left Richard with an acute allergic reaction to fashion magazines. At his worst point, having to thumb through a copy of “Elle” would make him break out in a cold sweat, and “W” could necessitate a trip to the emergency room.

Determined that a change was needed, Richard took a gig with a documentary photographer who forbid him to retouch any of her pictures, but needed help dealing with the vast quantities of data spewing from her new digital camera. On his off days, he works with his esteemed freelance clients. On his off-off days he creates art, having finally learned the secret of how to menace a Mac with a hammer to get the good stuff out of it.


I found a way to have my old website show up again. It’s an ancient creaky thing, but there’s still some images on it that I haven’t added to RedBubble yet. If you’re interested (or just want a laugh at my circa 1999 website), you can see it here: http://oldsite.richardmaier.com/

  • Joined: January 2009

Journal

iPhone Case sale!

Many thanks to whomever purchased an iPhone 6 case of Crystalline Reflections 12 – I hope you enjoy it!! :)
Posted almost 2 years – 1 comments

Art Print Sale!!

Thank you to whomever purchased an extra large art print of "Summer Wine 8:http://www.redbubble.com/people/richardmaier/works/10646663-summer-wine-8?c=237546-popular – I hope you enjoy it for years to come!!! :)
Posted about 2 years – 3 comments

Poster Sale!

Thanks to the person who purchased a poster of The Atlas Of Dreams – Color Plate 99! I hope you enjoy it for years to come! :)
Posted about 2 years – 6 comments

iPhone Case Sale!

Thanks to the person who purchased an iPhone 6 case of Desert Varnishes – La Mancha! I hope you enjoy it!
Posted about 2 years – 6 comments
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