Richard Gary grew up in Newport News, VA, becoming interested in photography by taking photos for his high school yearbook staff. After studying printmaking from fine art photographer George Tice, he acquired the skills to land a job as photographer at the Mariners Museum in Virginia where he later became supervisor of the department. After a few years at the Museum, Richard made a career change and moved to New York. There he polished his skills by assisting such photographers as Ilan Rubin, Gabriella Imperatori Penn, Greg Heisler and Mark Laita. 
Richard is currently a commercial photographer whose clients include FedEx, Neiman Marcus, W and Blackbook Magazine to name a few. As an ongoing personal project, Richard has been documenting the disappearing world of his childhood in southern Tidewater, VA, which has recently been exhibited at the Center of Photography at Woodstock. He has also been awarded by the Communication Arts Photography Annual and AI-AP American Photography. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
Richard's recent clients include: BlackBook Magazine, Zink Magazine, Tank Industries, Neiman Marcus, W Magazine, The Public Society Design, Chemistry, Marjorie Victor Jewelry Design, Amazon, Andrew Morgan Collection, BBDO Advertising, Meredith Corporation, FCB Advertising, and Our Man in Havana Advertising.