Richard Newman has been in the still photography, music, and videography areas of media production for the past four decades. At present he is an independent video producer working on music and documentary projects in Northern California. He was part of the Emmy Award-winning sound team for his work on Hill Street Blues and was awarded a Golden Reel Award for his sound work on “Nitti The Enforcer”. His work documenting the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 and 1990 is part of the White House photography archives as well as the permanent collection of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Richard's videos, photographs and writings have appeared in PDN EDU, Digital Photo Pro, View Camera, Lenswork, The Village Voice and Fretboard Journal. He is a published author of three photography books, and is the producer of Eddie Soloway’s DVD, A Natural Eye—Big Sur. Bobbi Lane’s DVD “Posing and Directing” and Eric Skye’s DVD “3 Days on the Sonoma Coast”. He has just released, NERSHI-LAW live, a one-hour multi-camera music concert and Play Acoustic Guitar in Minutes (Hal Leonard ©2014) w/ Andrew DuBrock.