“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."Carl Jung"


Richard Gardner’s roots are grounded in beauty.  Major

influences include the celebrated fashion photographer Sarah

Moon in addition to Surrealist artist Man Ray.  For decades as a

hairdresser, make up artist and photographer, he has

documented the  perceived reality of beauty within the current zeitgeist.  A self-taught photographer,

Gardner has taken courses at both International Center of Photography and The Center of Photography at Woodstock.

 His hand-colored images have been used as part of the course curriculum at ICP.  In addition to his fine art work, Gardner

accepts professional commissions from the beauty industry.  Clients have included Revlon and L’Oreal.


                                        President of FotoFoto Gallery                                                  

           Member of SohoPhoto Gallery

           Chosen as one of Long Island Pulse Magazine’s V.I.P. Artists