The food industry prevails in Chicago and New York City, and much of Richmond's work centers around it. From the modern elegance of colorful mixed drinks to the rawness of a medieval feast, he defines food in new ways.
"... I explore alternative angles and different types of lighting to reveal other perspectives." Derek Richmond knows how to push the limits. His edge drives his success as a professional photographer and inspires him to pursue personal projects that dare to be different.
He has worked with Chef Charlie Trotter, Barbara Fairchild, Chef Giuseppe Tentori, Chef Curtis Duffy of Grace, Chef Phillip Foss, Chef Greg Biggers of Cafe des Architectes, Chef John Coletta, Breakfast Queen Ina Pinkney, Chef Ryan LaRoche, Chef Homaro Cantu of Moto, Food Network Star Whitney Chen, Two Star Michelin Chef Daniel Grant, Top Chef Stephanie Izard, Chef Jared Van Camp of Nellcote, Chef Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia, and Chefs Michael and Patrick Sheerin of Trenchermen, Avec Restaurant, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, The Waldorf Astoria, and The Langham Hotel. Food brands Athenos, Cracker Barrel Cheese, Kraft BBQ and Dressings. Plus magazines Modern Luxury, Good Company, Chicago Home & Garden, American Way, Real Eats, Guilt Taste, Art Culinaire and Food & Wine.