The beauty of photography revealed itself to Rich in his teenage years and has led to a lifelong quest to refine his craft to express the beauty he sees in the natural world.
Rich was born and raised in Ohio, and after college moved with his wife Susan to Yosemite National Park to work at The Ansel Adams Gallery so he could further his study of photography in that magical place. A pioneer of digital photography, Rich's skills soon led to printing the first digital exhibitions for renowned photographers including Galen Rowell, Jack Dykinga, and many others from his studio located near the boundary of Yosemite. He has taught Photoshop and printing workshops with California State University Summer Arts, The Ansel Adams Gallery, and his own workshop program, and has done documentary photography for the National Park Service. His personal work focuses on the landscape, having spent twenty-two years living in and around Yosemite National Park. He uses a mix of large format film and high resolution digital cameras, which allow him to capture rich detail and tonality in his prints.
After twenty two years living in and around Yosemite National Park, Rich and his family now make the Nashville area their home base as he continues to explore the American Landscape and story.