The life of a corporate portrait photographer who likes to shoot just about anything.

About

Rich Green is a Location Photographer – He brings the studio to you.

I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for a childhood friend. He was an excellent guitarist with a hilarious sense of humor. I copied him when I bought a guitar. (I was horrible.) We made crank phone calls (tame by today’s standards). We marched and protested with posters about meaningless things (you can’t do that today without the police being called). We held mini-Woodstocks in the parking lot next to his house. When he played with his musician friends, it sounded great. When it was just he and I, we were the “Dickie Green Quintet”. By this time I had taken up the trumpet but my playing wasn’t any better. It did have one advantage – I was unintentionally hilarious. I have recordings from the time and all I can say is, wow. We were Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis – music and comedy.

Then one day, he said the magic words, “Let’s make a movie.” We wrote our version of the “Odd Couple” and then proceeded to film with a hand-cranked 8mm camera and a tape recorder. It took 5 minutes to learn that we didn’t know what we were doing, but that was the moment that changed my life. I wanted to make funny movies. I wanted to be a comedian. If I never met him, I might never have thought “comedy and movies.”

I attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City where I studied filmmaking and photography. After graduation I came to that fork in the road – comedy or eating. I chose to eat and became the chief photographer for a hospital. In 2002 I went out on my own, continuing to create new images for clients.

Today I am a corporate, portrait/headshot, event and healthcare photographer. I’m located in northern New Jersey and I love to travel. I’m also patiently waiting for that special client who will send me to Antarctica. 

I have a collection of stock photography images on view at Alamy. The stock photography subjects are diverse in content. Some photographs are editorial use only and others have the necessary releases for advertising. 

As for my dream about being a comedian? I’ve never really abandoned that. Check out my comedy blog – Wannabecomic. And I have 3 books on Amazon.

All Images on this site are © Richard J Green. All Rights Reserved. All of the images are REGISTERED with the United States Copyright Office. No Images are in Public Domain. No image may be downloaded, used, changed, reproduced or copied in any manner that exists now or in the future. 

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31 responses

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  2. Great blog…very nice to meet you…Eliza Keating

    April 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    • Kanchnan

      Hey checkout my blog @sapphireziva.blogspot.com !!

      March 5, 2015 at 6:27 am

  3. great photos! 😉

    February 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  4. I’m going to come back to your blog, and what made me decide that is the “The Winter That Wasn’t” topic. Killer pic.

    March 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

    • I appreciate the kind words. Thanks.

      March 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

  5. Hi Rich,
    I nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Congratulations! 😀 http://astronomybythecosmos.com/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    July 30, 2012 at 7:47 am

    • Wow! I appreciate your nomination. I have to check it out. Thanks.

      July 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  6. Beautiful photos – you have a way of helping the viewer see objects and scenes from a new perspective!

    July 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    • Thank you for the kind words. I try my best.

      July 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

  7. G’Day! I’ve nominated you for Blog Special Award (It’s really something “special” :] ), since I find your blog different from many others and very amazing. You can find out more information about it on my page: http://justdan93.wordpress.com/a/.
    Thanks!

    July 31, 2012 at 10:04 am

    • Thank you very much! I have to check it out.

      July 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm

  8. Hi Rich, I’m sure you get this a lot but I’ve nominated you for ‘The very Inspiring Blogger Award’ Check it out! I love all the work you do! http://simonsonephotoadayplog.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/day-364-the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    January 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    • I very much appreciate your compliments. I’ll definitely click on that link. Thanks.

      January 16, 2013 at 3:55 pm

  9. I’ve enjoyed my visit to your blog! I look forward to following your work. 😀

    March 9, 2013 at 11:11 pm

  10. You are welcome. Great Photos!

    March 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  11. Your blog has a great feel about it…sleek and smooth! Amazing photographs and great captions…looking forward to more and more and more and more! 😀

    April 11, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    • Thank you for your kind words.

      April 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm

  12. nomibug

    I like funny. And I like movies. And I like funny movies. Gorgeous photos. I’m looking forward to seeing more 🙂

    February 19, 2014 at 9:49 am

    • Thanks for liking the photographs.

      February 19, 2014 at 11:54 am

  13. I love your photography! Awesome stuff here.

    April 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    • Appreciate the nice words. Thanks.

      April 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

      • Hi and thanks for your kind comments. Thanks for taking the time to call passed 🙂

        May 1, 2014 at 7:59 am

  14. CrazyGuyinThailand

    Unique pics

    May 9, 2014 at 5:18 am

    • Thanks for visiting. Never thought of my photos as unique. I do try to be eclectic.

      May 9, 2014 at 10:32 am

  15. Thanks for following my blog, and yours is fantastic. I was especially moved by the childhood story, I believe those experiences shape us more than we can understand. I hope you are living your dream and get to make that movie!

    July 3, 2014 at 9:59 am

    • Hey, you never know. I hope you’re able to realize yours also.

      July 3, 2014 at 10:45 am

  16. tuinkabouter1965

    That last part is a tough one….
    I have just a small copyright notice on a seperate page…don’t know if that is enough.
    I have send in stockphotos for appproval…nervewrecking…just another20 more days of waiting
    Love your photo’s!

    July 11, 2014 at 6:53 am

    • Depends on where you live. Different countries have different approaches to copyright. Appreciate you liking my photographs.

      July 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

  17. Kanchnan

    Lovely pictures I must say, do check out my blog @ sapphireziva.blogspot.com !! thnx 🙂

    March 5, 2015 at 6:29 am

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