Richard McGuire lives in Osoyoos in the South Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada.
Richard’s photographs have appeared in many publications ranging from academic materials to major magazines.
Richard’s photography covers the gamut: travel, nature, portraits, news, events, products, real estate and artistic.
An avid traveller, Richard especially aims to capture a sense of the places he visits. He has travelled throughout the Americas and has also spent time in his youth in Europe, Asia and Africa. Being able to converse in Spanish and French has helped him to establish a rapport with subjects in such places as Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, Quebec and West Africa.
Richard began taking pictures at the age of five when he got a little box camera and in his youth he took snapshots around his neighbourhood in Toronto and in a rural area near Orangeville, Ontario where he spent summers. As a teenager, he set out to travel the world on a shoestring with a backpack and increasingly he documented the places he visited.
In 1975, he bought his first single-lens reflex (SLR) camera, a used Ricoh compatible with Pentax screw mount lenses. He also returned to school to study journalism, which included courses in photojournalism. He learned to use a darkroom and soon was processing and printing his own film and prints in a bathroom at his parents’ home. Before starting a career in journalism, Richard set out on a photographic journey overland from Europe through Afghanistan to Pakistan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Richard was quick to embrace digital photography, and after experimenting with Panasonic and Olympus point-and-shoot cameras in the early digital years, he bought his first Nikon DSLR in 2004. He has been shooting with Nikon ever since and currently uses a D750.