ABOUT

b. 1986, HK.

Richard is a Canadian-American fashion and portrait photographer based in between New York, Paris and Montreal.

After studying film and photography, he embarked on a successful career in fashion photography. His style is influenced by Modernist architecture, the cinéma of Kubrick and Hitchcock and photographic giants, such as Newton and Avedon. Richard is currently at work on his first short film and has two upcoming book projects.

Richard is a regular contributor to GRAZIA, FASHION MAGAZINE and ELLE Canada and has also shot editorials for magazines including  French Revue de Mode, PLEASE, Dressed to KILL, BULLETT, S Magazine, Vogue Brazil, Elle France, Elle Russia, Maxim, Palace Costes, Fashion Magazine, Blackbook, Rolling Stones Russia, and Glamour France. He has also shot portraits of Freida Pinto, Xavier Dolan, Karine Vanasse, Elisabeth Harnois, Dita Von Teese, Hu Bing, Asia Argento, Chiara Mastroianni, Eva Doll, Jessica Paré and recording artists such as Icona Pop, Adam Cohen, Nelly Furtado, and the Chromatics.

 

CLIENTS :

Shanghai Tang
Reitmans
LunaMae London
Le Bon Marché
Buffalo Jeans
Michael Kors
La Maison Simons
Absolut Vodka
+more

 

PARIS AGENTS :

Agence Saint Germain
66 rue Saint-Honoré
Paris 75001
+33 1 55 42 99 16
www.asgparis.com

patricia@asgparis.com
stephan@asgparis.com

INSTAGRAM

 

SOME ACCOLADES...

Richard is one of the most talented and versatile photographers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. His experience, creative insight, expertise and skilled eye are only complimented by the fact that he is calm, respectful and an excellent team player. Along with being a smart listener, he offers useful constructive comments and is adept in briefing shoot team members and models for a unified vision. From commercial to editorial photography, Richard’s photographs are not just images, they are short stories, and his skill is truly unparalleled in the industry.
— David Guarnieri, Creative Direction Manager, REITMANS
J’ai la chance d’avoir travaillé avec Richard sur plusieurs campagnes pour la marque Shanghai Tang du Group Richmont. Pouvoir partager ma vision avec lui et voir comment avec son talent et sa sensibilité, il a su exprimer en image tout le travail effectué sur les produits, a été un formidable atout.

De Tanger, à Paris et de Séville à Hong Kong.... Richard a créé chaque fois une esthétique forte et élégante et imprime à la marque un code stylistique qui l’a poussé à nouveau sur le devant de la scène. Merci Richard.
— Raffaele Boriello, Creative Director, SHANGHAI TANG
Working with Richard Bernardin for two campaigns of Francesco Smalto was not only a great pleasure, but also an inspiring experience!

His way of expressing my creations through his photography was based on mutual understanding and having a incredible connection from the beginning. Not only was the result a story to tell but also the beginning of a great friendship... Thank you Richard!
— Youn Chong Bak, Designer & Creative Director, FRANCESCO SMALTO
I had been following Richard Bernardin’s work for a long time before I worked with him. I always appreciated his style, his elegance. Working with him now, I am impressed by his smiling and zen attitude, even when the pressure is on. Most of all, he knows how to surround himself with talented people and give them his trust. He has a rare understanding of team work.
— Monique Boisvert, Producer, MARCEL PRODUCTIONS
Richard Bernardin is one of my absolute favourite photographers to work with! Going into every shoot, I know with confidence that the images we produce will be my new favourites and lead to new work. His images are timeless, tasteful, sexy, and above all beautiful. He is always relaxed with a sense of confidence and calm, making his craft appear effortless. He is able to work the unworkable and rock a smile while doing it.
— Amy Lu, Fashion & Celebrity Stylist
Richard was a true gem to work with! Very professional and so enthusiastic about the project. Every detail was meticulous. He works magic and his rapport with the entire team made the day run smoothly. The outcome of the campaign surpassed our expectations and we look forward to the next one!
— Tiffany Ajmo, VP Marketing and Sales, BLUSH LINGERIE
Richard est un photographe hors du commun! Nous avons eu le plaisir de travailler ensemble plusieurs saisons consécutives. Il parvient à capturer l’instant magique, rendre une femme belle et séduisante. Richard domine son sujet et les attitudes de ses personnages restent toujours modernes! Sa façon de traiter les images me séduit totalement... So timeless and right! Ce que j’aime par-dessus tout chez Richard c’est sa bonne humeur!! Quel plaisir de travailler à ses cotés!
— Jane Lombard, Brand Image Director, SHANGHAI TANG
On behalf of Buffalo Jeans and David Bitton, we would like to extend our gratitude and utmost compliments to Richard for the exceptional Spring-Summer 2017 campaign that he shot for us. This official relaunch, which was pivotal for the brand image, was captured and executed with excellence.

Personally, I would like to applaud Richard’s gracious personality! It was a pleasure working with his sensibility to the brand’s vision and his ability to channel the essence and direction provided. His patience and overall willingness to be of any assistance were key factors in our overall performance. Richard’s professionalism on set topped with his evident talent brought the concept to life.

I look forward to working with him again personally and professionally in the near future, and have no doubt that he will leave everyone he encounters astonished by both his unprecedented work and charm.
— Brenna Dixon, Marketing & Licensing Manager, BUFFALO JEANS
Having worked both as Richard’s agent and with him as his client, I can truly say that he is one of the most talented photographers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. His photographic style is distinctive. His technical skills include an absolute mastery of natural as well as studio lighting. He has a keen eye for image composition and easily skirts the line between artistic and commercial. His efficiency on set and his easygoing demeanor make the overall experience of working with Richard pleasant and the results amazing.”
— Marine Godfroy, Marketing Director , M0851
Richard and I worked together for the inaugural campaign for the couture lingerie brand I founded, named Luna Mae London. I found him to be not only an exceptionally talented photographer, but also a great listener, and was able to understand and contribute to the concept I was looking for, delivering beautiful photography which I could not be happier with.

Our influences aligning, my first meeting with Richard assured me that he would be a perfect fit to portray exactly the essence of what I wanted to represent with my brand. Richard’s ability to capture the female form is remarkable and his eye for attention to detail is something I was able to fully appreciate, and witness, in his work. His wonderfully vibrant personality allowed everyone on set to have a great time, proving him to be an absolute pleasure to work with.

I felt as though the campaign Richard shot was a fully collaborative effort and I am already looking forward to our next project together.
— Claudia Lambeth, Founder and CEO, LUNA MAE LONDON
Richard Bernardin’s work stopped me in my tracks on several occasions throughout my life, long before I met him.I was taken by the strong identity and point of view of his work; both glamorous and sexy, as well as effortless yet composed.

I can say that after having had the pleasure of working with him, my view only improved! Richard has a professionalism and passion that is palpable and the ease and elegance of his photographs are evident in his very personality; Richard just lends his own traits and sensibilities to his work.

So it is my belief that if you like his work, you actually like Richard Bernardin himself.
— Adam Cohen, Musician and Singer-Songwriter.