DP/Camera Operator


Trained cinematographer, steadicam operator, and photographer, Richard Patterson is our expert image capturer. He creates documentary and commercial productions for all manner of editorial outlets and brands, notably The New Yorker, Google, Cisco Systems, Perry Elis and Kenneth Cole. His institutional portfolio includes the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, The New World Symphony, Design Miami, and the University  of Miami.


Born and raised in New York City, and Maltese in origin, Richard Patterson moved to Miami FL in his late teens. He was a staff photographer at the Miami Herald from 200-2004 where he focused on documentary and portrait photography. During that time he was awarded the 2001 Eddie Adams photographic workshop for documentary photography and covered the 2004 coup d’état in Haiti as a freelancer for the New York Times Associated Press.


In 2007 he moved back to New York City to pursue film and video production. His first credit as Director of Photography for the PBS documentary “Hecho a Mano” received an Emmy Award for the Historical and Cultural programming by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, Suncoast Chapter 2011. Today, Patterson works primarily in New York and Miami and has produced and shot projects in over 25 countries. He graduated from the University of Miami with a dual Bachelor degree in English Literature and Fine Art Photography.  Richard is an avid cyclist and ALP’s best dressed man.