After working as key hair and make-up artist for several photographers in New York, L.A., Miami, and Atlanta Richie’s passion for being behind the camera grew stronger and stronger. After beginning as a self-taught photographer he has been fortunate to develop a career as a sought-after photographer as well as hair stylist! Richie has shot numerous covers for The Piedmont Review magazine, The Season magazine, and editorial for Jezebel magazine. He has shot album covers for several bands such as; Collective Soul, Ben Deignan, Bill Gentry, and Hightide Blues, as well as promotional photos for Sister Hazel’s Ryan Newell, Diana DeGarmo, and Q-100’s Bert Show. Models from Elite and Click modeling agencies also populate his resume.

For the last 6 years, Richie has released a calendar of his photography in which he donates all proceeds to breast cancer and Aids research.

For information on a photography session, you can email him directly at
richiearpino@mac.com

Whether it’s a headshot for your business or portfolio, a layout for your magazine, or for just plain fun Richie is your man!!