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My Background

Richard 's love of photography began in the late 70's, when as a child, he took scores of black and white photos, and aided by his father, developed them in the family bathroom in their Bronx apartment, then later in the basement of his parents Northern NJ home. Fortunate to have the New York Metropolitan area for his hometown backdrop, Richard spent numerous hours of his childhood taking pictures at the Bronx Zoo and other locations around the city. Now, as an adult, Richard has switched coasts, makes California his home and the world his photographic playground. But, as the saying goes, you can take the Boy out of the City but you can't take the City out of the Boy. 

Photography as Communication

I am surrounded both by natural beauty and interesting people. I use my camera to document the world and then print images with a focus on the magic I find in daily life. My pictures tell my stories. 

Sharing Stories

Through my prints and photo books, I invite you to bring bits of my stories into your life and home. New prints are released regularly, so check back often. If you sign up for updates, you will get notified about new prints or books, sales, and shows.

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R. Yaker Photography

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