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Vijay Nanda23-Nov-2022 00:31
I am in awe of the body of work you have accumulated over the years. From Vietnam to the dance galleries and everything in between. Your work is an inspiration. Many thanks for sharing it here. I wish you continued success and hope to see and learn from more of your work for many years to come.
Best Regards
Vijay Nanda
James Kent 19-Dec-2020 04:44
Serviced in Vietnam 68,69 with the 25th Inf.Div. HHB Arty. recon Segt. with the 1/2 Wolfhounds, also MACV and 82 . Looking to contact some one from there at that time My base was in Chu Chi.I am located in Georgia.
ilan -p25-Aug-2016 21:12
You are juste amazing
Terry Phelps 28-Nov-2015 02:06
Is this Fox from cap 292 in Vietnam. If so please email me at my brother email address and he will give you my phone number. Gary Phelps CAP 292 in Vietnam 1969.
pacs22-May-2015 18:42
Great shots!
cheveux gras19-May-2015 06:43
More beautiful photos please ;)
tresse15-May-2015 16:49
These are beautiful pics! I can't wait to see more ... thank you for sharing with me
huile de ricin14-May-2015 12:47
On ressent la passion dans vos photos, super
Avoir une belle peau01-May-2015 13:07
You are juste amazing
lovediary24-Dec-2014 19:24
Merry Christmas to you my friend, all the best.

terry 16-Nov-2014 09:18
just wanted to tell you how much i have enjoyed looking at your lovely work, they make me want to paint them.
Guest 09-Nov-2014 21:29
Road sign compliment of the grunts on hill 724 USMC Tet 1969
Bill Kane 14-Jul-2014 14:44
I served in Viet Nam from March 1969 to March 1970. I was S3 clerk at HHC 45th engineer group in Phu Bai. I see the name of Lou Marini alot. We lived in the same hooch.
Guest 15-Mar-2014 00:12
Hello Richard I was also with HHC 45th Engineer Group in Phu the communication group. Murry Carrol,l below, makes mentions of photographs...I'm computer literate to find them. Posting the link would be awesome. Thanks so much......Jerry K. Kentucky
hermankervel01-Mar-2014 16:38
Nice style of photography
Murray Carroll 02-Dec-2013 01:38
Richard, I've just tonight found your website. Don't know if you remember me, Murray Carroll. Served with you in HHC, 45th Engineer Group. Left Phu Bai in early January, 1969. Your photos brought back so many memories; Bill Wiggins, Bud Forgey, yourself and "Weird Harold" Ritzen. I have seen absolutely no one from our unit since coming home. I do know that Bill Wiggins is (was) a very successful contractor and lives in Fairhope, Al. Please drop me a line; loved the photos. Murray
Schwarz Noël28-Aug-2013 10:05
It's ever a pleasure to come here and see your work !
Realy we can see the work from a Master of Photography !!!
Yes , a very high level of quality !
A photo is more as an technical creation .
I love your intrepetion of the emotional side of the photography .
The Creativity & Poesie is simply : Wonderful .

What can i say more ? I'm just a little " Padawan " .
It' s a little Christmas Time if a come here !!!
Just for see your last Portraits .A Magic moment for me !

Pour la Beauté de l' Art et de la Femme
Guest 22-Aug-2013 22:52
Richard Hewitt-this is Bob Gibbons,one of the cooks with Mel Hano Hano. If you rmember me my email is So glad to have found you.
Lou Marini 27-May-2013 18:35
Hey Rich(or Colonel Beauregard Richard Calhoun Calmes as I remember you)

I became Dave Nafzinger's replacement but I was just a photo snaper, you guys were really into photography. I arrived on June 16 1969, you were a shortimer. I do remember the tradition of 1000 AM in hooch beer breaks with Major Lane???
Guest 25-Mar-2013 05:58
Hi Richard,
I grew up in a ballet family where my father was always shooting VHS and photos of my twin sister and I at recitles. He too did such a great job that the studio looked to him for doing all the prints for families to purchase and to shoot video for critiques. Your interview and photos have brought back wonderful memories for me. Now if you could just help me with getting my flexibility back! I too live in Georgia. What equipment are you using? Post production tips? Keep the inspiration going! Jared~. Jhouske@
Fadir 28-Nov-2012 15:07
Weather is getting colder
Howard Russell Hill 10-Nov-2012 13:20
Wonderful work, I am a fan!
freefacebookcredits21-Aug-2012 02:11
artist08-Aug-2012 08:09
Hi ... you are so creative .I like your works so much....I am an artist from Udaipur , India.i paint on canvas, paper etc .. I hope we can be good friends ....

what more can i say .. except keep-smiling ..
Jason Gilligan24-Jul-2012 00:15
It's rare I call my wife in to look at galleries - she used to be a dancer, so it was a must with what you have captured. Bravo!
Nella Pascal09-Apr-2012 08:02
I come back again and again. You create such beautiful poetic photography. It always touches my heart. Thank you for keeping your galleries on pBase.
Guest 06-Mar-2012 23:39
Thank you to continue to live your talent and to share with us and understand how to look at things and people so sensitively. Kindest regard - Eric
bill birdsong30-Jan-2012 19:05
I keep coming back to your galleries! Never old, always amazing. the interviews were fascinating and let us know more about you and how all this evolved. The video was very moving. Thank you for visiting my site...and for telling me about pbase!
Genesus 14-Jan-2012 22:44
Hi richard i really love your photos! im a ballet dancer and i love the photography! your photos are incredible i love it :) ¢¾
yoram shpirer11-Jan-2012 18:20
Outstanding gallery of amazing photography Richard, very nice work indeed.
Guest 10-Jan-2012 23:31
You are the top !!! with my compliments! Giovanni
Judy Misquitta05-Jan-2012 13:03
Haha, LOVE your profile photo!!
an nguyen19-Dec-2011 01:17
Happy Holidays to you and yours .
Best wishes
Anne N
Guest 17-Dec-2011 03:48
I want to use one of your images as part of the logo for my newspaper. How do I get permission to do so? I am Mark, the editor of the Sentinel in San Bernardino County, California. I can be contacted at (909)987 0668 or
Guest 29-Sep-2011 02:22
Oh Happy Day you were born. What a gift you are. Blessings to you. And many more years to share your talent. Wishing you strong health, friendships and may every dream come true.
Guest 26-Sep-2011 09:21
It's absolutely beautiful...
PiJoly28-Aug-2011 22:21
Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! _____Que dire de plus_____ WOW!
Valerie Kent 19-Jun-2011 18:47
Absolutely astounding. I work as an visual artist and your work is magnificent. I often paint or sculpt dancers, but your photographs trump any I have seen. Thank you so much. Valerie Kent
kim hoshal25-Apr-2011 21:04
As someone who danced professionally for 20 years, I have to tell you your work is stunning!
Bill Waters 12-Apr-2011 21:13
My name is BILL WATERS, I was a Lance Corporal in Viet Nam, with H&S Co, 3rd Marines, III MAF, Da Nang & Marble Mountain, from March of 1969 to April of 1970. Your photos bring back memories of a time long ago. Each one of your photographs has brought back many memories, Good & Bad. Thank You!!!!
GUEST 12-Mar-2011 10:05
Guest!!!great pictures, you are very good!!!
Guest 01-Mar-2011 10:15
Re to some remark you put on lorin niculau's page and the TS lens (2007).
Richard, you make me smile, I'm an architect too and also have a TS lens (but from the F1 period)and hardly ever use it.
The rule you said you forgot is the following: the continuous line through the plane on which the image gets captured (film or censor plane), the perpendicular line on your tilted focal line and the imaginary line through the objects you want in focus all have to intersect in the same point.
Just a guest.
Loredana L 20-Feb-2011 12:55
Dear Richard! You really made my day. i have only one regret: that my mom didn't think to take me to ballet lessons when i was younger. You are one of the best photographers from my point of view and i really felt all the emotions that you compressed in your photos.
Lory from Bucharest, Romania
kimene S07-Feb-2011 14:47
Dear Richard,

Thank you visiting my gallery! Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2001!

Love visiting your work! Ever truly inspired by your beauty and the beauty of dance!

Warm regards
Xin Qiu12-Dec-2010 02:22
Dear Richard,
Thank you so much for your comments on my pictures of the New York City. Your dancing photos are outstanding and next to none in my view. Best regards,
Guest 03-Nov-2010 19:02
Dear Richard,
I appreciate your visit and thank you for your kind words, from the bottom of my heart, I enjoyed
each and everyone of yours, the blend of the human figure and the urban background is phenomenal and one
of the most unique styles I have seen, I applaud you on your extensive work, full of well lit excellently framed
crisp clear shots.

p.s. It doesn't show your camera equipment, but I believe your a canon user ?
Courtney 18-Aug-2010 02:28
Hey how much do you charge to come to a performance to take pictures?? =)
anne15-Aug-2010 02:28
your photos are just amazing, you inspire me to continue to grow and achieve, thank you
hermankervel17-Jul-2010 10:40
nice work
Suchet Suwanmongkol07-Jun-2010 17:44
Thank's for visiting my gallery ^ ^
Mohamed Irshad 02-Jun-2010 06:08
Hi Richard,
Your dancing photographs are excellent and superb. I am very impressed for your amazing work.


Mohamed Irshad. Abu Dhabi
Guest 27-Apr-2010 07:54
Amazing work Richard.
I'm taking a dancer/model out for a shoot today, I hope I get something half as good as yours!
M Hauss15-Feb-2010 18:40
I am absolutely stunned by your fantastic dance pictures. There's to much to see in just one visit so I'll add you to my favorite artists to make sure that I can come back many, many times.

All the best, Matthias
Richard Hytinen 01-Feb-2010 03:15
I was a line medic with the Cav. I shot over 1,000 rolls of film, developed it and put it into books. 27 years later was the first time I looked at them and had the Neg's scanned to DVD's. Before the war I was a lab tec and shot alot of weddings and construction photos.
Now I still take photos but it for the work we do with the desplaced children that we serve in the Baja of Mexico.
The big ? What should I do with all of the photos I have.
Richard Hytinen 01-Feb-2010 03:11
I was a line medic with the Cav. I shot over 1,000 rolls of film, developed it and put it into books. 27 years later was the first time I looked at them and had the Neg's scanned to DVD's. Before the war I was a lab tec and shot alot of weddings and construction photos.
Now I still take photos but it for the work we do with the desplaced children that we serve in the Baja of Mexico.
The big ? What should I do with all of the photos I have.
Guest 30-Dec-2009 12:24
Very nice
Brandon Mardon29-Dec-2009 17:11
Richard your shooting style is super cool..."Sunset Hunter"
Maurie Seymour27-Dec-2009 02:46
Richard, I have some experience photographing dance but never accomplished what you display here. I enjoyed your work very much.

lorand16-Nov-2009 22:06
Hi Richard!
Thanks for your comment on my gallery.
Best Regards,
Guest 16-Nov-2009 13:34
I was amazed by all of your beautiful Dancing Pictures. You are my favourite photograper. I wish I can learn from you. I noticed you use Canon, may I know which model do you use & which lens is your favour portrait lens? All help will be appreciated.
Guest 28-Oct-2009 04:02
Truly great photography
cits_4_pets21-Aug-2009 17:08
Your work amazes me, especially the dancers with your great timing capturing dancers at their best in both available lighting and studio shoots. WOW...I am not too into people shoots but love your work.... Always look forward to your new galleries!
Anthea's Photography21-Aug-2009 00:05
I just viewed two of your many galleries, I am only fairly new to pbase and only just found you, thank god I did! Your work is superb and I am gob smacked (and that is unusual! lol). I look forward to visiting again and again and again and again..........
kairy25-Jul-2009 05:28
su trabajo me parece increible !! y un estilo singular .
un gran ojo al tomar esas fotos ,felicitaciones
PAUL TALBOTT 25-Jul-2009 04:33
Excellent images! Found ur site thru a link on my USAF VN vets web site, then took a look at your other categories. Stationed at DaNang AB, Nov 66-Nov 67 as a USAF Intell. Sgt. 6924th Security Sqdn, USAF Security Service. Resident of Peachtree City, GA for the last 35 years, interesting to see you are a resident of ATL!
Diane 21-Jul-2009 18:00
Fabulous shots!You did a brilliant job in conveying the mood of that era.
Given that I'm born to Vietnamese parents who use to live in the city of Danang during this time (in their teens) I enjoy perusing images like these to feel what it was like back then. From the stories my parents told me, the Americans had a quite a postive impact,mostly cultural/linguistic wise which usurped the French,food,baked beans,clothes.

Anyway,I came here to try to find pictures of my grandfather who was a chief architect/civil engineer in that period.I'm wondering if you might have ever worked with him, and have any personal photos? I don't have many photos of him because they were either lost or destroyed. I'm after a photo of a very very tall and well built Vietnamese man,around 50 or 60 called Phuc Tran or Don Tran/Mr Tran.
He use to have construction projects involving roads,bridges and oil containers or wells of some sort (those round white ones) around DaNang. My grandfather had a friend (Vietnamese) who did projects involving the air tarmac or planes..
There was a time when a prominent American politician or general came to Da Nang to visit and my grandfather gave the politician a tour of a construction site. There was quite a publicity, and my mum said there was a photo of them shaking hands which was published. If you know of any such event or person,please contact me, I will give more specific names/details (after asking my mum).
What's really depressing was when the communist took over they made my grandfather work for them unpaid (he built a university for them), and confiscated the working equipments/apparatus.
I also have family members who were associated with the Americans and held important ranks though I don't think you would have a connection to them.

Moreover, you might not view the American involvement favourably because of the losses, but my parent's believed it would have been good in hindsight if South Vietnam or VN today was merged as an American state like Hawaii or Alaska.This is because under the current communist system,Vietnam is basically a complex vassal of china.The communist faction in power are ultimately submitting to land snatches by its northern neighbour, and the chinese are slowly taking over and attacking VN from the north, middle and south. This information is censored in VN.It's quite dangerous what the Chinese are doing because I can vouch for the fact that Asia is on the brink of another war.
(Please look up Hoang Sa Paracel Islands, or Chinese military occupation of daklak, bauxite mine)

I hope I didn't bore you too much. I sincerely wish you could assist me in finding a photo of this man.

Once again, your images are awesome! It's amazing how you have documented these precious images in time, because Vietnam today is a stark contrast.

All the best,
Diane from Australia :)
SHAUKHEEN27-Jun-2009 07:00
J.C. Richardson III23-Jun-2009 19:49
Hi Richard,

Hope things are going well with you. Your galleries are looking great. Just checking back to see your new photos! Been a while since I’ve been on PBase! A lot of water over the dam since then! I’ve been in the hospital twice. The last time I was backing out of my Van and for some reason my lift went all the way to the ground and I backed out in my wheelchair. Fell about 3ft and my head hit the lift. They airlifted me to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. I had a bad head injury. I was their 4 days. They didn’t have to do surgery thank god. Back to your photos! Always enjoy looks at your galleries. They Vietnam gallery is the best. I’ve looked through it four are five times and still see something new. Anyway I just stopped by to say hello and look at your new stuff. I’ll be back soon. Take Care Richard.

J.C.Richardson III
Pauline02-Jun-2009 03:40
Oh my gosh finally, months back I mentioned a curiosity about what some of your skills could do pertaining just to hands. Perfect ...perfect, perfect, I look forward to seeing your interpretation of captured emotion and drama from the beauty of a posed ...frozen in time........... The Hand....
I see another winning gallery on the horizon!!
:)enjoy ..................
SHAUKHEEN23-May-2009 06:00

Ana. 09-May-2009 14:46
Your photos are absolutely breath taking!Who knows,maybe one day I´ll get close...Beautifull.Thank you for sharing...
Guest 02-Apr-2009 17:09
While I operate in a very different arena than yours, I am happy I fell upon your pbase account, so many beautiful visions, so much inspired work... It puts things in perspective for me.

Thank you for having such and eye and sharing your vision with the world...and with me!
Guest 14-Mar-2009 12:56
Hi Richard - Congratulations on your New York Times Arts sections photos in the paper this morning!! Ann
Suzanne24-Feb-2009 04:43
You are an inspiration..your photos are truly works of art. Congratulations Richard.
John Vass21-Feb-2009 21:29
Richard! Your work is so good that you are what I would call a Legacy Photographer! Your work will outlive most of us! Picture This! The grand children of the dancers of today will show their children the photos you took and say “Look at how they danced! They were beautiful!” You are a true master and you take and make photography - Art!
Guest 06-Jan-2009 19:44
I have had Richard Calmes galleries as one of my favourites for over a year now, his pictures are a source of pleasure beyond description. If I had made just one capture of ANY subject to equal any of Richard's I would call myself a wizard.Richard has achieved something very rare and beautiful and I am in awe of him. Long may his efforts enthral us all.
texas guest 31-Dec-2008 18:35
what beautiful work, i enjoyed them enormously. thank you for sharing your eye and talent with me. it made my day.
John Armstrong31-Dec-2008 16:41
Richard, Thanks for the kind comment

EMangl24-Dec-2008 00:06
Hope you don't mind that i release the secret that you are an fascinating dancer too !
Lampridis Dimitris22-Dec-2008 18:14
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year , to you and your family *****
Siren 11-Dec-2008 03:07
You have a lot of galleries! I was thinking of sending a link to your site to all of my friends, but I think I'll make a weekend event instead. A Saturday evening of red wine, seafood, and Richard Calmes Photography on big screen.

I've only just "STumbled UPon" them, but your work is amazing.
Toncho Rusev23-Nov-2008 20:13
Amazing work
Toncho Rusev23-Nov-2008 20:13
Amazing work
Todd Bennett19-Nov-2008 00:27
Really great shots Richard. I love the dance pics.
Jim Kramer18-Nov-2008 15:01
it's been a pleasure watching you hone your skills. I can't wait to see what the future brings!
fiery_angel28-Oct-2008 08:35
I"ve long heard of you Richard, and your work is truely an inspiration for fellows photogs around the world.
keep up the good work and most importantly, keep sharing!
sussa25-Oct-2008 20:18
wow. thank you for sharing your amazing photos!
greetiings from sweden
Marcia Rules10-Sep-2008 00:50
Richard, fabulous work here! Impossible to even pick a fav!...i am a new PBaser and welcome input on my work, if you could take a peek:) marcia
Guest 02-Sep-2008 22:20
Amazing work my inspire me..the best images on pbase..
Adam sharp
Ali Abrishami01-Sep-2008 12:05
Your work is truly outstanding.
Judy 14-Aug-2008 02:00
Wonderful unique pictures. Never heard of you til you snapped a couple at out Produce market...Shafer's Produce in Findlay Oh. Hope we get to see them! We'll keep watching! Keep up the good work!!!
RAY 08-Aug-2008 15:41
Yves Marquis17-Jul-2008 03:24
bravo , youve got som wonderfull picture and let me tell you i am really impressed
Possiel12-Jul-2008 05:48
All I can say is I'm very impressed.
27-Jun-2008 18:10
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Guest 22-Jun-2008 03:02
You are amazing and inspiring. You not only made me fall in love with dance all over again, but have also given me a new I'm just now starting to play around a little and try things out, but one day I hope to capture beautiful images as well as you. Stay Blessed.

p.s you're my first addition to my "faves". So I guess that officially makes me a Richard Calmes groupie ha ha:)
Foto:Chemistry20-Jun-2008 10:12
I love your work! (sorry I cant be more inventive in my comment but its true :)
Guest 25-Apr-2008 18:11
Mr. Calmes my daughter is one of the dancers you have chosen as a subject.
Your shots are absolutely the greatest pictures of her that I've ever seen.
My compliments!

Proud Papa
Guest 15-Apr-2008 22:38
Mad respect to you and your work Mr. Calmes.
You Rock!


Guest 12-Apr-2008 18:10
My God! It's amazing! All.
One of the best works I ever saw.
Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Guest 10-Apr-2008 13:47
I have just spent the last hour going through your galleries- still catching my breath! truly brilliant and inspiring work Thanks for sharing these...
Marek Hofman24-Mar-2008 15:24
Your galleries are amazing!
I am inspired by what I see here.
My first work - ballet -

Thank you for sharing.

Marek (Poland)
Mike Owens 24-Feb-2008 15:57
Amazing ! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.
Mike Owens 24-Feb-2008 15:57
Amazing ! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.
carabias21-Feb-2008 19:02
If God descends to Earth, God floor to see your pictures and your wonderful work with love and the best art, friend Richard! A hug, Juan (carabias).
Dick Lowthian21-Feb-2008 18:44
Hi Richard,
I've read your interview in the last issue of PBase magazine and just finished watching your profile video on Dance Channel TV. I've followed your work for some time and new you had amazing talent, but I just wanted to throw some kudos your way for your community service. In the Dance Channel TV spot were you using the 70-200 f/2.8?
Peter Stubley21-Feb-2008 18:44
Thanks for sharing the photos of dancers. I have always wanted to shoot dancers (but don't know any and haven't had time to pursue that aspect seriously) and what I was visualizing in my mind is exactly what you have done. Your shots, with the striking poses and superb lighting, achieve my ideal vision, something I rarely manage myself -- there is almost always something I see afterwards that I wish I had done better. Thanks for the inspiration, and thank you again for sharing your work.
Roy 09-Feb-2008 07:53
Thank You for your Service to our Great Country.
Robyco31-Jan-2008 11:31
Great you are so succesfull and get a lot of credits FINALLY !!
But still you have time to help others ......
That is great and says more about you then is written down in Pbase magazine !! Without your help my first show i did, had not delivered the material i have now !!! Thanks to your help in many mails i had experience (yours, hahah) ,i did not have at all !!
Thank you for being a kind person and sharing your work !!

The Suburban Hippie 30-Jan-2008 23:56
Richard thank you for honoring me with your many kind words about my work! To have an artist like you take the time to look at my work is a true privilege!
Guest 28-Jan-2008 08:36
I added you to my favorites Richard. Inspiring work.
pepe_carmona200026-Jan-2008 20:27
felicidades por tu buen trabajo, y tu especial en la revista
un saludo y suerte

Guest 26-Jan-2008 06:28
Congratulations for Pbase magazine special feature your work! Chou.
Paradoxal Studio Classic26-Jan-2008 00:37
At last ! At last ! Kudos to you for the PBase Magazine issue !!!
Congratulations !
Great !
Guest 24-Jan-2008 22:18
Though I'm new to pbase, I look at as many pbase sites as what I can and I must say that this is the "cleanist, well designed site to this point. Do you have any secrect that you care to let loose?
Guest 21-Jan-2008 21:35

It goes without saying, which maybe why I haven't said it, but your ballet shots are the best--strike that, The Best--I have ever seen. In fact, before I saw your shots, I could not imagine anything so perfect.

John Matt
Guest 21-Jan-2008 21:11

I hate to double dip, but I have to say your picture of the ballerina waiting outside a portable toilet is hilarious. And technically great, of course.

Darbowski19-Jan-2008 18:13
Merci de ta visite et de tes commentaires, j'aime beaucoup ton travail et je reviendrai régulièrement visiter tes galeries, à bientôt...
John Lumb10-Jan-2008 16:12
Ok Richard i give up, what do you use to post process your work. i saw the video, was it Acdsee pro, CS3? Love all your work and voted again.

Thomas08-Jan-2008 21:07
i'm really impressed by many of your pictures! great work! i will be back soon, thomas
James Robinson 04-Jan-2008 23:26
Excellent work! Your images remind me of Lois Greenfield's work. A great one to emulate.
ayla1209 04-Jan-2008 04:05
Stumbled upon your gallery by chance and have just been blown away! I especially love your ballet shots; but everything you have here is just phenomenal!! You have a wonderful eye - thank you so much for sharing your work!

I will definitely be bookmarking this and coming back!
kimene S28-Dec-2007 14:17
Thankyou richard! your comments mean so much to me...Exceptional is your talent!
warmth & blessings

Jim Kramer24-Dec-2007 17:45
it's a real pleasure to view your work! Amazing talent. Thanks so much for sharing it with the rest of us. -Jim
Randy 23-Dec-2007 16:24
Richard, You have some really wonderful ballet pictures. The show the beauty and grace, and strength of them very well. I was wondering if you have looked into another very beautiful sport, that of rhythmic gymnastics. I do quite a bit of that. Unfortunately controlled lighting is the biggest problem there.

Here are just a few that I have taken recently maybe they will pique your interest in pursuing this unique sport too. www dot rhythmicmom dot com/rpod/
Jason 23-Dec-2007 03:26
Your photos are absolutly amazing! Im an artist and ive been looking for some time now for photos of ballerina's to paint and wanted to ask your permission if i may use a few from your gallery? My email address is Thank you! Jason
Stas Bernasinski07-Dec-2007 18:06
Absolutely stunning work. You hold some of my aspirations and I'll be returning to your gallery for inspiration from time to time. I came across your page via Danijela's MySpace page.
Guest 05-Dec-2007 16:52
thanks very much Richard for your comments. Keep up with your fantastic dance photos.
Pauline03-Dec-2007 01:33
Carlos rios 02-Dec-2007 15:44
Congratulations Richard, you are a great photographer, an accomplished artist. Thank you for bringing all this to our lives, may the good Lord continue blessing you.
Jaz 27-Nov-2007 23:54
Hi Richard,

Just want to say GREAT WORK (!!) on all the ballet and dance images you have raken!!!
You've blown me away!!! :D

Barbarian Photography08-Nov-2007 15:29
Thank you so much for your comments! You are one of my favorite photographers, and I always find myself in awe of your work.
kashif 04-Nov-2007 11:22
Dear i have seen your images in a lot of profile in flickr and webshots do you appricate your fans move or u discourage it
Guest 31-Oct-2007 17:23
Thanks for the visit to my gallery and your kind comments. You have some stunning images yourself, keep up the good work
Pauline27-Oct-2007 15:45
Just a update reminder that you're work is phenomenal and you're appreciated for all your skills and talent!!!
Always my best to you!
Guest 27-Oct-2007 09:33
your photos are amazing. i love them.
Guest 27-Oct-2007 08:37
your page is awesome..keep up the great work
Rosemarie Kusserow24-Oct-2007 09:44
Thanks Richard for your inviting to this gallery and the Channel TV, it was a plesure to see you and the dancers at work, only a wonderful harmony and understanding between artist and photographer can produce such outstanding and amazing pictures, thanks for sharing with us, my best wishes, Rosemarie :o)
Guest 22-Oct-2007 15:38
Richard it's a privilege to be part of your guess book you are a very inspirational men,
and your work is nothing but pure art,thanks for sharing your video behind the scene< i enjoy it, as well as I enjoy you galleries every time I see them,

!!very impressive!! ps elias (bornpainter)
Cristine Varney14-Oct-2007 19:03
Greetings Richard %:)
I just finished reading Fred Shad's interview.

I urge everyone interested in your artistry and in Ballet to do the same.
I admire you very much. Your dedication to presenting the 'whole iceberg'
to the public is a contribution beyond anything else I can think of in the
dance-related world. How wonderful that you have the intelligence, curiosity
and the incredible artistic eye to present the dancers world.

yourpal, cristine
Guest 11-Oct-2007 19:29
Didn't want to leave the regular comment. Your work deserves more than just a passing glance. Your images are works of art and the people you photograph are works of art themselves. I don't shoot people myself at least not at this point, but your images inspire me to at least think about it. Do you have or have you ever thought about a book with your work? Your dancer images are breathtaking and deserving of the praise of Avodon. Keep the great stuff coming! Let me know if you ever publish a book. I would purchase a copy in a heartbeat!
Cliff Smith02-Oct-2007 06:45
Richard, your tallent, creativity, and skill as a photographer are superb.

Cliff . . . Bedford, Texas
John Glines28-Sep-2007 09:04
Your dance photos are fabulous! What camera do you normally use? I may be shooting a performance here in Bangkok, and I'm going to have a better camera than I have now. Any other advice regarding shooting performers in action would be most appreciated.
Clyne24-Sep-2007 13:01
Richard, thanks for your kind comments on my Java gallery. I'm honoured :) Cheers, Stuart. Your work is special.
Michal Pistol09-Sep-2007 12:13
absolutely Excellent galleries !!

BIG V !!!

RadioWonder29-Aug-2007 11:09
Thank you for visiting my galleries and your kind comments.
Guest 25-Aug-2007 23:18
thanks for your comments. You have amazing galleries indeed.
Licaga21-Aug-2007 12:10
i love this gallery.

see you
Michael L Hicks20-Aug-2007 21:38
There is only one word that is appropriate in regards to your photos, "WOW!"
Guest 19-Aug-2007 19:34
Hi Richard
thanks for the kind comment on my gallery - love your sunset shots - particularly the one with the pelican in flight
Ceya18-Aug-2007 13:20
Thank you very much for taking time to visit my Architecture gallery, and for your kind comments on it! Your work is simply wonderful, and I have really enjoyed it! Ceya
Guest 15-Aug-2007 18:04
This is a beautiful gallery Richard
sunnyjr15-Aug-2007 11:27
Thanks for visiting my galleries and your comment. You also have some very good images here.
Best regards,

John Glines14-Aug-2007 08:35
Thanks for taking the time to look at my gallery of Ta Prohm and leaving a comment. You wanted to know where Indiana Jones was? Ta Prohm was the temple used for TOMB RAIDER with Angelina Jolie. BTW, you have some absolutely stunning photos in your galleries, particularly those of dancers.
Guest 12-Aug-2007 06:37
gotta say your photos are very impressive .....definately one of the best galleries I ve seen. your gallery will be on my favorite list.

All the bests

Guest 10-Aug-2007 22:53
Milos Markovic06-Aug-2007 22:35
Halo Richard,
at first I would like to thank you for your kind comments.
You are a great artist and photographer, capturing the beauty with every image you take.
You have mastered photographing people, and your nature shots are so complete and powerful.
You are in my favorite list, so I will be here again.
Best wishes,
Ron17-Jul-2007 17:14
Great galleries, I enjoyed them immensely.
Jean D'Aoûst05-Jul-2007 15:14
Greats galleries, beautiful photos of a great quality.
Paradoxal Studio Classic25-Jun-2007 20:29
Warning: this man is a genius.
1moremile22-Jun-2007 21:54
Thank you so much for looking at some of my photos. You have a great talent.
Thanks also for posting the Viet Nam stuff. I was there probably a year after you but took no photos so I really do appreciate your's.
Guest 22-Jun-2007 05:28
I think looking through your pictures is time well spent.
RALPH ELDRIDGE19-Jun-2007 05:49
Thanks for visiting my galleries, Richard.
I've enjoyed browsing through your images frequently, and while the quality of all your work in superb, none is better than the Vietnam images. It was a period that effected our generation world-wide, not just SE Asia and the US. It was, and is, images such as yours, Richard, that keep a human face on that tragedy.
Best regards,
Guest 18-Jun-2007 06:07
Thanks for visiting my Scandinavia gallery! You have lots of amazing works here. I certainly can learn something from every single gallery of yours. Thanks again.
Guest 29-May-2007 19:59
Thank you for visiting my galleries and your kind words! Great photos here as well! Cheers!
Guest 14-May-2007 11:45
Hi Richard! You have a very nice name :)

Thank you for sharing these lovely photos to everyone especially to pbase members.

Thank you also for generously leaving your kind comments on my photos. Your comments inspire me and help me become a better photographer.

Thanks a million
Alina09-May-2007 17:34
You are absolutely the best :)
Guest 07-May-2007 00:56
Your work is simply breathtaking inside and out! Keep it up, and thank you for sharing these beautiful, inspiring, timeless moments with us. :)
Guest 06-May-2007 18:01
Excellent photography, you are an artist & give poeple inspiration
Guest 05-May-2007 01:03

You have amassed a number of amazing galleries. I need to take my time and go through of them all. Keep it up. Your site is bookmarked.

Guest 02-May-2007 16:22
Truly Amazing ,what an inspiration to me as a beginner.

Marco Silva
Ben Leung01-May-2007 17:25
You are absolutely a great photographer!
Guest 01-May-2007 17:21
Well done.
Guest 21-Apr-2007 04:58
Very nice photographs you have here sir.
John Cravatta11-Apr-2007 21:22
I'm sure you have been told this before but, your the best in the business! Thanks for sharing. I've enjoyed the beauty of your photos and skill in your work!
David Chauvin10-Apr-2007 22:21
Thanks so much for the comment in my b&w gallery. I've been an admirer of your dance photography for a while,,,,,,,simply beautiful work with these talented artists.
Guest 01-Apr-2007 10:29
Beautiful galleries..
Federico D'Incà28-Mar-2007 07:19
Great stuff Richard ....fab galleries ....!! i also love you gallery template did you do it ..? tks
Guest 27-Mar-2007 03:44
I'm fully touched Richard,. Your work is just spectacular and amazing in each of the details. You're absolutely more then just "photographer". You splendid captures from Vietnam touched me so much, my grandpa gone there. Even that I'm just the beginner with DSLR photography, I truly appreciated that you're here, cause we all have some possibilities to learn how to make and show exposures of images for all over the world - especially on PBase.
Please keep in mind, that I wouldn't say everything what I fell right now after some fist look of you galleries content. I'm pretty sure that I will stopping by your PBase corner more often, when I will just find couple of minutes you've got me here for sure.
I'll be also very very happy if some of my productions would satisfied your purely PROFESSIONAL approach and you can leave me so kind comments there.

Thank you so much Richard that we're "here" together,

Cheers,. Jerry

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Guest 26-Mar-2007 21:03
Robyco23-Mar-2007 08:03
Hello Richard !
Thank you for sharing your pictures with us !!!
Even old pictures (Vietnam) or the new Ballet pictures shows you are more then a good photographer and that makes it so special you share them in this way.
You show us how it must be done and we can learn a lot from you....
So please keep uploading,
best regards,
Guest 19-Mar-2007 18:43
Hi Richard. You are a truely gifted photographer and I am totally inspired by your work.
Denny Walldén17-Mar-2007 08:35
Hello Richard.
Thanks for your comment!
Regards Denny
Veronica Fresh07-Mar-2007 23:17
You are a magnificent photographer... your images sing and,yes, dance, across the screen.
Jean-Luc Rollier04-Mar-2007 10:26
Hi Richard,

Thanks for your comment about my Paris Gallery and thanks so much for writting in french...Amicalement JL
pachs28-Feb-2007 19:00
Thank you VERY much for stopping by my student's site and leaving comments. It is definately inspiring for them to have an accomplished photographer like you to stop by and take the time to view their work. I sincerely appreciate it.

Luca Bracci26-Feb-2007 20:28
hoooo. you are one of the greatest artist of this site, i'm very glad and honoured of your visit and comment of my galleries.
yoram shpirer24-Feb-2007 20:53
Hi Richard
I'm glad I came across your galleries; your work is amazing.
Guest 23-Feb-2007 17:50
Thanks so much!
Ken Zaret18-Feb-2007 02:20
I am a huge fan and amazed at how well you can control the light in a studio, with the musicians and dancers, and capture so much emotion and energy. The 3rd in the new series of the violinist is truly extraordinary, with the face beyond the focal plane. However I have to disagree with the crowd and say that while the light on the last one is perfect (74476673), the bow angle doesn't work for me. At any rate, your landscapes and nature shots are also phenomenal, and I have learned a lot from your work. Thanks.
Paco López17-Feb-2007 17:20
You have here an excellent collection of shots. Each gallery has a lot of masterpieces. A pleasure for the eyes!
Thank you very much for your very nice comments in my galleries.
Best regards,
Guest 16-Feb-2007 06:57
Thank you for your comment on my OIF2 gallery. I really do admire your work and have been visiting your galleries often since I discovered them several months ago. Thanks again!
Guest 09-Feb-2007 08:35
Guest 20-Jan-2007 11:55
your work is amazing. i enjoy watching you, and get inspiration ! i love your dancers photos and all the rest, u r a real pro!!
keep up!
Ohad R
xnir19-Jan-2007 20:36
Richard, thanks for visiting my galleries and posting kind comments.
I enjoyed your photos. Great work.

Chris Klapheke16-Jan-2007 18:15
Thanks for visiting my hummingbird gallery and for your kind comments.

I can see from your stunning work that I will want to spend a lot of time perusing your images!

Terje Hamnes15-Jan-2007 19:58
Thank you for visiting my galleries and for your kind comments!

Your ballet section is just amazing!!!...and I don't know much about ballet!
But your other galleries are great as well! Will visit them again!

Linda Matta15-Jan-2007 19:46
I've spent another great afternoon through your galleries. Beautiful work. Best regards, Linda.
Guest 08-Jan-2007 20:08
Richard, thanks so much for visiting my gallery
and posting kind comments. I really like your
scenics. Great composition and lighting. Very

Ken Chambers ARPS07-Jan-2007 21:51
Richard, Once more thank you for your comment on the artwork that I did of one of your most beautiful dancers.
I am still in touch with the House Model who worked with me in the early '70s, She had just completed Ballet School. Therefore your work brings so many memories flooding back to us. Unfortunately I was never able to go back stage to capture those stunning shots that you delight us with.
Happy New Year.................. Ken
Craig Sadler01-Jan-2007 23:49
When a photographer of your caliber leaves an encouraging comment such as you did at my humble gallery, it really helps recharge the old confidence battery:-)) Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us.

Guest 01-Jan-2007 09:48
Today, as many other days, i opened "my favorite artistes list" here on pbase and decided to send a message to each and one of you, since your galleries have inspired me since the begging.

So, i wish a very happy 2007 and all the best for the new year. May the clicks on your camera delivers this fine art for us to see...

Best Regards,
Stefanos Lampridis.
Galina Stepanova31-Dec-2006 18:56
Happy and healthy New Year to you, Richard, and, please, continue to please your guests, friends and admirers with many new wonderful pictures here, on Pbase.
Thierry Lucas28-Dec-2006 17:05
Hello Richard,
words fails !
To have a so positive comment of one of best the photographer than I know, encourages me really very much.
You have wonderful galleries.
The difficulty, when i surfing in your galleries, is knowing for which photograph i must vote !
They are all so good...


Robyco28-Dec-2006 10:44
I really love your pictures and the way you can catch things.
Every time i come back to look at your pictures i see new things and learn each time more an more. I hope i will get some time in 2007 to come back and practice some things i learned from your pictures to put into mine.
Irene Firck27-Dec-2006 17:10
Richard, Your galleries are absolutely stunning and, in my opinion, show some of the best work on this site.
Thank you for the kind comment on my "escaping..." image, I consider it a great compliment coming from a photographer of your caliber.
Kind regards,
Ken Chambers ARPS23-Dec-2006 11:31
Richard, I am so pleased that you like the rendition that I made of one of your beautiful photographs from you Ballet collection.
Your work with the EOS 5D is outstanding; I recently also purchased a similar camera, you certainly inspire me to try some work in low light conditions.
Best wishes.................. Ken
Guest 21-Dec-2006 22:45
Thank u for visiting and comments on my gallery,
your work are great,at my memory,when i did see yours gallery from a wietnam,that is a very memorable work,so thank YOU for a sharing such a amazing work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Petr Petr
laine8221-Dec-2006 21:09
Best wishes for Christmas & New Year, Richard...thanks for supporting my galleries throughout the year.
Cristine Varney17-Dec-2006 23:42
I see how very busy you all have been since I was privileged to last
browse your halls %:)...
Your dancers share the charm of snowflakes...all so beautiful and
also so different in all of your quite extraordinary presentations.
It is such a gift to the dancers, the photographer and also us viewers of
your exquisite collection/confection of artists.

May 2007 bring pain free feet and batteries that never wear down...all kinds %:)
MASAMI I15-Dec-2006 10:35
It's hard to believe photography can be this great. They are truly works of art. Just excellent! Thank you for sharing.

Den 13-Dec-2006 21:27
When there will be a new series of ballet photos in studio in December?
Enrico Martinuzzi13-Dec-2006 07:46
thanks a lot for visiting my gallery. Hopw to add much more in the future!
Dennis Ancinec11-Dec-2006 01:32
Very nice job on your galleries. I also work with a ballet company, but as a photographer, I do their web pages. I really like your bird shots which are my photographic interest.
Paradoxal Studio Classic10-Dec-2006 17:39
Pure great Art, Richard.
Just what I wanna say.
Guest 09-Dec-2006 12:24
Hi Richard, just wanted to say your photos are nothing short of outstanding! Such incredibly detailed and beautiful work you do! I'm curious, what camera do you use?

Alicia Travis 07-Dec-2006 18:54
Loved your pictures. Truly lovely work... so are so lucky to have so many dancers at your cameras disposal. Thank you for posting these gems. And hats off to the ladies. Just wonderful
Lance Moreland05-Dec-2006 22:39
Richard, Thank you for visiting my galleries and voting. I recognize several of your galleries, from visiting the popular galleries, some of which I have voted for. Truly some amazing stuff here. I have added you as a "Favorite Artist" and will check back often to see your future work.

Gervan01-Dec-2006 00:17
Thank you so much for your kind comment. It is a honour to me to get such a compliment
from a photographer of your level.
Guest 28-Nov-2006 03:17
Hi Mr. Calmes,

Lovely pictures, these are all amazing. Thanks for sharing and i enjoyed your gallery very much. It's really inspiring

Guest 27-Nov-2006 23:34
Hello Richard,

My husband and I have included you as one of our favorite photographers. We actually made a link to your photo gallery from my technology page You continue to inspire us with your great skill and talent. Keep up the magnificent job! Hope you can visit our photo gallery as well which can be found at

Surely appreciate all your recommendations!

Ciao for now,

Sharo =)
lorand26-Nov-2006 21:26
Hi Richard!
Thanks for you nice comments on my gallery.
Gladys 25-Nov-2006 00:41
Your galleries are amazing, you are a photographer that not only has talent and eye but incredible skills. Thank you for sharing your work with us!
flowsnow24-Nov-2006 18:14
Congratulations! what can I say? You are one amazing photographer and I really admire your work. Keep shooting !! Wow! Cheers.
Guest 23-Nov-2006 11:54
Congratulations with your most populair gallery, it is great work, cheers Enny.
Guest 22-Nov-2006 20:21
Your work is superb,thanks for sharing,
Matthew Jellings22-Nov-2006 16:15
You've definately made me see the beauty in ballet. Well done, I imagine its a very challenging sort of photography as the timing has to be spot on (Not like the fungi shots I take on a tripod lol). Keep it up.
Guest 22-Nov-2006 16:04
Splendid work! All galleries have the highest level I ever seen. Congratulations.
Guest 22-Nov-2006 15:59
Beautifull pictures, greetings from Belgium.
Matthew Jellings22-Nov-2006 15:43
WOW! Your dance work astonishes me! Thanks so much for posting your work for everyone to see, its just beautiful.
Guest 22-Nov-2006 15:42
Beautifull pictures, greetings from Belgium.
Michael Weinberg22-Nov-2006 14:38
Hello Richard. Thank you very much for visiting my galleries today and making some very kind comments.... but most of all thank you for having incredible galleries yourself on Pbase. I just had a chance to glance at your work and it is incredible. Highly polished and professional, demonstrating a great eye for details. And it appears that you are also a highly skilled graphic designer, marketting professional... you certainly do very fine work indeed. It is my pleasure to include you on my "favorites" list and I certainly will being making comments on your works from time to time.... and I will also be asking some questions (hope you do not mind) as your work shows you posess a wealth of photographic knowledge. All my very best regards, Michael Weinberg.
Jean D'Aoûst22-Nov-2006 02:54
Very beautiful work, well done.
Lampridis Dimitris20-Nov-2006 19:18
Hi Richard . Thank you so much for visiting , and your generous comments to my gallery , you have amazing collections , just spectacular !!! Thanks again ...
gcastro 19-Nov-2006 22:32
I am a Classical realism painter, I pain in Oil over canvas. Your nature pictures are interesting and with your permission I would like to use your pictures as a base for a couple of painting.

Kindly please reply to You can see my work at

G Castro
Ian Dalgliesh19-Nov-2006 16:31
Hi Richard,Your work is amazing,truly wonderful to behold.I feel honoured that you left a comment on my page.
tomr-photos19-Nov-2006 14:15
Hi Richard. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I got the Erector set for Christmas when I was about 8 years old, but I have a strong feeling my mom had a lot to do with it. She had more fun with it than I did! She assembled the merry-go-round and ferris wheel. Me? I kept putting together simple nothings. BTW "Illuminational Sequestering" was a very good choice. :)
wildoat18-Nov-2006 22:36
Hi richard. Loved your galleries, all very high quality.
regards Tony (antonoat)
Pop 17-Nov-2006 22:03
Pull 17-Nov-2006 12:44
Jennifer 16-Nov-2006 23:58
Your site is very interesting and usefult
Guest 14-Nov-2006 17:03
Wow.. Excellent work! There are so many good photos that it shows what an inventive artist you are. Thank you for sharing. Truly inspirational!
arminb14-Nov-2006 13:56
You found your very unique and personal style with these great shots of the artists, Congrats to a very special pbase! Cheers, Armin
peterjay4513-Nov-2006 13:44
Thank you for your very kind comments on my gallery. Yours is the most
impressive and inspirational site I have seen. Just superb.
Steve Highfield11-Nov-2006 20:50
Astounding works throughout all your galleries, Richard.
This is photography on a different level, unique, artistic, the works of a true pro!
Looking forward to your future works.
Arthur Wolk11-Nov-2006 13:49
Thanks for visiting my NYC Marathon gallery. I appreciate the comments. Started with your Scenics and have now been admiring all your other galleries as well. Beautiful work. I'm looking forward to more.

william mahan06-Nov-2006 19:21

Richard: Howdy to you! I have been updating my Galleries with different everything, rotating, titles, etc. and adding new photos. Still can't figure out the underscore I Get with typing in Gallery names. Any advice is appreciated. Bill
cat bounds20-Oct-2006 00:37
Richard, thank you for letting us paint your beautiful photos. I linked to your original from my painting.
cat bounds
Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez 19-Oct-2006 07:41
I love your work.
Using a selection of your great collection I have created a composition called "bailarinas/ballerinas". You'll see in Google video. I hope you enjoy.

Manuel Rodríguez.
Jimpson 10-Oct-2006 20:05
Hi, good morning to all of you... Nice Guestbook ;-) !!!r
Sveta 09-Oct-2006 00:12
Wonderful pages! Keep up the grat work.p
J Rayner28-Sep-2006 16:27
Your work is outstanding and your comments are of great value to me.
Kind Regards,
olivier bruning15-Sep-2006 11:08
thanks for visiting me richard. you have some impressive stuff here! you inspire me to do some shoots with musicians as well, in fact it's a bit weird that I didn't so far.good luck!
Guest 14-Sep-2006 12:44
Hello again Richard. Just wanted to thank you for leaving a comment in my gallery recently. I find myself re-visiting your galleries again and again. Thanks
Ayre Wilson 14-Sep-2006 07:24
Hi Richard,

Fist I would like to say you're photos are wonderful. I am part of a graphics design forum called Avatars-n-Siggies. I was wondering if perhaps you would be willing to allow us to use your art. We are very artist friendly, we only use art work only with permission and would put your copyright on everything we create using your art. As a guest it will not allow me to post the link to our fourm but if you e-mail me I can give you the web address and even examples of what we would do with your work if you so wish.

Thank you so much,
Lilith04-Sep-2006 21:18
Thanks for your comment. I really appreciate it. And 'brave' is one of my many middle-names. Ha!
Vincent Belford04-Sep-2006 01:05
Wow, great galleries - added them to my favorites and will be back for closer looks.
Vince B.
Jean D01-Sep-2006 01:44
Richard, thanks for visiting and leaving such encouraging comments. Your galleries are truly exceptional!!
Pauline31-Aug-2006 15:28

Richard, this is what I mean about a photographer shortchanging them self by not taking a full shot.
Do you see the advantage?
More WhitneySue for your buck.
jxsq31-Aug-2006 04:50
really like your dance photos, wonderful, wonderful work!
Kathy Pilgrim29-Aug-2006 22:05
Your photography is absolutely outstanding! I found you at Innographx. Thank you so much for allowing us to paint some of your outstanding ballet photos! Thank you also for visiting my site and leaving a comment. I will return often.
Katie Chew28-Aug-2006 23:58
Thank you ofr your comment and vote on my B/W gallery.
Rene Hales26-Aug-2006 22:29
Wonderful community service and beautiful images. So nice that you can combine support for the dance arts with your fabulous photography.--Rene
Guest 26-Aug-2006 18:52
Thank you for taking the time to look/comment/vote on my galleries..your new dance gallery is just amazing!
Guest 25-Aug-2006 17:35
Thank you so much for your comment/vote on my abstracts two gallery!
Guest 23-Aug-2006 17:23
very nice work i am inviting u 2 visit my gallery please comment
yaffa rennert20-Aug-2006 17:16
Thank you for your comment on my gallery 70+. I visit your gallery "vietnam war". It is merit and humanity. It touches me much.
Pauline11-Aug-2006 23:04
Ooooh Richard, I could cry with joy, i'm serious.
Excellent shots!
I saw your work and said to myself "OH MY GOD!!OH MY GOD!!!
Makes you wonder how anything can get more beautiful then the dancing itself but a ballet dancer frozen in time during an exquisite pose, it's priceless!!(it's forever)
Congratulations, you've outdone yourself!!
Guest 03-Aug-2006 04:58
Thank you for your visit and wonderful comment. Your Vietnam war images give me a glimpse of what we don't see in the movies. Haunting images.
Carole Stevens01-Aug-2006 12:48
Just had to say what a stunning set of galleries Richard especially your Ballerinas, you have captured them beautifully each one with their own unique personality!
Guest 28-Jul-2006 16:54
Richard, I am at a loss for words... Your work is absolutly remarkable! Thank you for your kind words on our site- to hear them from someone as incredible a photographer as yourself is very encouraging. My dad always told me that there are two types of people in life that you listen to: Those who are more successfull than you and those who have experienced it! Thank you again- I certainly look forward to more of your work! Stephanie Owens (
Guest 28-Jul-2006 12:25
You have an awesome collection of images here! You have truly captured the essence of all your subjects. In doing so, I feel as if you've helped me to see things a bit differently as well. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Nike 28-Jul-2006 10:09
Just letting you know - your site is fantastic!
Bob 27-Jul-2006 17:51
Excellent web site I will be visiting often
Rosemarie Kusserow24-Jul-2006 20:45
Thanks again Richard for your voting, I´m glad you like my cat shot, Rosemarie :o) 22-Jul-2006 01:08
funny ringtones
Guest 19-Jul-2006 10:28
Richard all I can say is, OUT STANDING!!

John Harvey
Guest 18-Jul-2006 18:43
Thank you so much for both your comments and Votes!
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik18-Jul-2006 17:47
Hi Richard, thanks so much for your kind comments and votes on our work. Coming from someone as talented as you are makes them more meaningful. Regards, Sandy&Lloyd
Angela Harris 17-Jul-2006 23:27
Hi Richard,
I saw your pictures through Gwinnette Ballet Theatre. I wanted to see if you are available to shoot some pictures for our studio. Please give me a call at 678-556-0444 The Studio Atlanta Dance.

-Angela Harris
Rosemarie Kusserow17-Jul-2006 18:42
Thanks Richard for your generous comment, I´m glad you like my gallery, regards, Rosemarie :-)
Guest 16-Jul-2006 20:02
Hi Richard,
Thanks for your comments, I love your new gallery for the dancers. They just keep getting better and better. Amazing work. Where did you get that beautiful backdrop from? I am using smaller ones but I love the texture on yours.
Pauline15-Jul-2006 22:37
I'm a sepia freak Richard.
I feel it adds depth to certain pictures.
Some even look a bit more classier.
It's like getting more for your money....
The same picture and all the glory that goes with it but something deeper.
It's really odd, I've changed some pictures to sepia and have gotten a different form of respect and admiration. (I mean the picture not me)
Pauline15-Jul-2006 17:35
Dear Richard,

(Thumbs up!!)
Guest 14-Jul-2006 13:28
Richie, did you know that I (Lito)have a lot of comments on Rod ostoski-space shuttle sts1 but it was deleted from yesterday July 11, 2006. I believe he couldn't take the critique I layed out for him so he deleted my comments.
Naoki Hayashi's Photo Gallery14-Jul-2006 00:22
Hi Richad,
Thank you so much your very kind comment. I enjoyed your gallery. These are absolutely awesome art!! Keep them coming your excellent works! I'll chek back later.

Guest 07-Jul-2006 17:38
Happy Pbase anniversary. Your work has definitely been an inspiration to me. I look forward to seeing what you'll post in the next year. You're a great photographer.
Elizabeth Burns28-Jun-2006 03:39
Beautiful shots....Love them ....
Guest 25-Jun-2006 05:43
Realmente maravillosas
Gracias por compartirlas
Saludos desde España
Guest 21-Jun-2006 15:33
I was honoured to receive your complement in my guestbook. Every time I see your galleries I want to vote for them (and I do!)
Guest 20-Jun-2006 00:59
Guest 18-Jun-2006 23:30
Thank you so much for commenting on my gallery Richard. After looking through your galleries, I am completely honoured that you took time to look at mine. Your work is absolutely inspiring, you are a true artist. Vickie.
Günter Hofstädter18-Jun-2006 20:24
thanks for your comment on my gymnastic shoots ! I know how boring they are compared to yours, but i hope i get a chance again to improve my works ! I realy adore what you are doing ! Next time i try out some shoots in the studio ! Günter
Guest 18-Jun-2006 14:43
I think your pictures are worth more than a thousand words. Keep it up!
Pauline18-Jun-2006 03:21
Saw them,
I like what you captured,
all very lovely!
Poetry in motion!
The lights brightened
and the music stopped
HELENA AFONSO17-Jun-2006 18:00
You are real a talented photographer and I am very happy to be able to see your work in this site, thank you so much for sharing, Helena
Pauline14-Jun-2006 18:01
Dear Richard,
Ooooooooooh my gosh!
I am so excited for you!
Lucky her(Belle)as well!
You are the best!
Thanks for sharing.
I can't wait to see your work once posted!
Happy happy happy for you!
Lisa12-Jun-2006 03:19
Richard......I must tell you that I am in awe of your work. I have never seen so many beautiful images in one place at one time. You have an exceptional eye for composition and detail. I would be hard pressed to even choose a favorite among your galleries. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.
Guest 07-Jun-2006 17:53
Thank you for your comment and vote on my Abstract gallery!
JOSE MATA07-Jun-2006 04:18
Barbara Corvino04-Jun-2006 16:54
Richard, thanks so much for visiting my galleries and for your kind comments.
It makes the occasion for me to discover with a great pleasure your galleries. It's hard to pick one favourite, but I particularly like ballet pictures.
Guest 02-Jun-2006 12:14
Fantastic colours and composition. Congratulations!
Guest 01-Jun-2006 14:10
One day, I will reach your level. Your pictures possesses a mysteriously motivating aura. But for now, I just need to figure out how to use this stupid Photoshop.
tomr-photos28-May-2006 02:59
Thanks for visiting and commenting. I've had fun viewing a couple of your galleries so far. I will be back.
Photomaniac 26-May-2006 23:12
Your Ballet collection is probably the best I've ever seen. You should have a book produced as the small photos don't represent the outstanding quality the original must have.

You are an inspiration to all photographers young and old.

A true Master of Photography at work.

Rob Rosetti25-May-2006 17:40
Thanks for your comment Richard. I've seen some of your galleries, excellent quality work. Keep on shooting!

Roberto Rosetti
Guest 24-May-2006 01:43
Thanks for your comments in my galleries. And yes that was the Jail at Williamsburg, Gold star for you. :) I would like to comment more on your photo's but with all the comments you already have, mine would be just a repeat of whats already been said. With that said, I have looked and like your work, and look forward to seeing more. Great work.
Pauline23-May-2006 22:19
Love the black and white outdoor shots, truly amazing!!
Bravo Richard! 23-May-2006 15:37
Brilliant. Freaking brilliant. Ian Schwartz.
Guest 23-May-2006 14:29
I think your pictures are worth more than a thousand words. Keep it up!
gina_dl22-May-2006 10:40
thanks for your nice words Richard-much appreciated
Pauline20-May-2006 08:28
For you Richard, look at this link.

Click on the pictures and watch for the beautiful poses.
Pauline19-May-2006 23:55
Richard, you are the best!!
All your dance galleries are in my topic gallery.
I made sure:D
Guest 18-May-2006 13:59
Thank You for visiting my galleries and for you comments... I love you photo's and one of the top five wild life pictures I have ever seen... Keep up the great work, and can't wait to see your gallery grow! :)
Linda Matta17-May-2006 14:27
Super galleries Richard! Breath-taking photos!
Rick P17-May-2006 04:29
Your photographs are truly outstanding. I am inspired by what I see here. Thank you for sharing.

Guest 13-May-2006 16:52
Great Photo`s.. and Gallery
Guest 12-May-2006 20:41
Dear Richard,
Thank you so much for visiting my gallery and your wonderful comment.Obviously I enjoyed yours too!!
Guest 07-May-2006 13:52
Thank you for your comments.

I recieved my Maxxum 7D, last Wednesday, the night befor my daughters performance of Music Man Jr. Shot every thing between 400 and 1600 ISO. I did have the advantage of using a tripod, but had to set-up in the seating area, so I also have a couple of audience head shots in the pictures as well.

Your work is very inspiring.

Thanks again
Alfred Arzt06-May-2006 19:29
You are such an excellent photographer. Your works a really outstanding. I am so happy for your commenets. This is a great day for me. Thank you very much.

My best wishes

Oleg 02-May-2006 02:28
Please more ballet photos!!!
Sue Robertson30-Apr-2006 23:23
Hello Richard, thanks for your comment on my Anzac photo. I really appreciate your words because I know just how good a photographer you are. It's very encouraging for someone like me who is really just starting out.
Thanks again
AL27-Apr-2006 04:33
Truly appreciate your kind comment on my humble gallery. It's been a great discovery and learning experience for me after going through your works. Thanks again for sharing.
david procter26-Apr-2006 11:08
their -> theyre
david procter26-Apr-2006 11:08
Thanks for your lovely comments, their really appreciated especially from some with such vision and talent. I'll be visiting your galleries regualrly and I'll probably have the odd question as well. David
Kees Terberg20-Apr-2006 20:28
Richard, WOW!

I was very pleasantly surprised to find a parcel from the US on my doorstep today. After having opened it and browsed through the program notes, I played the DVD and it is amazing! The story brought back great and very vivid memories and that is not even referring to the very professional performances of The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre.

I was already impressed by your still shots of Jody and David Blumenfeld but after seeing the performance, my ratings of them has sky-rocketed. I must admit that initially I was mesmerized by the story and the magnificent performance but the second time (Yes, it is 21:00 now and we have already watched it twice since we got home just before 18:00 tonight as we had friends over who wanted to see the performance as well and they just arrived before the Finale (I wonder how close you came to strangling that spectator in the middle of the frame…).

The second time I really noticed the difficulty in getting a good photograph with this light and quick action which has raised my admiration for your work even more. Holley may be the Marketing Director but you are probably the best ambassador for the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre that anyone could possibly wish for. I love the heart-warming tribute to the legendary and inspirational Whitney Sue.

I was also delighted to recognize Garet, Jodi and Sara from the work that you have submitted here but that does not mean that the other dancers are not equally magnificent.

“Love can transpose to form and dignity.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Nor hath love's mind of any judgment taste,
Wings and no eyes figure unheeded haste,
And therefore is love said to be a child,
Because in choice he is so often beguiled”

Love may not look with the eyes, but with the mind, but if you would not have taken the time and devotion to capture the story so beautifully, the love would not necessarily have reached the Jersey shores.

With great respect and the deepest gratitude, I remain sincerely yours!

Günter Hofstädter19-Apr-2006 18:12
great ideas, great works, love the ballet pics, a dream for me to do something simmilar !
Eric Pouhier26-Mar-2006 12:19
You are a fabulous photographer and I would like to thank you very much for the comment you left on my gallery dedicated to Gothic masterpieces from France. ERic
Guest 21-Mar-2006 03:08
You're like the Degas of Photographers! I love your gallery.
Mel 20-Mar-2006 11:47
Richard, thanks for posting your Viet Nam historical photos -- not many of us were able to take pictures there or saved them. I found my color slides a while back and am putting them together in various stories on my blog. I was an architect in the Navy with many construction sites up and down Viet Nam in 1972. It is great to see you doing good service to others through your skills and experience.
jaac16-Mar-2006 19:33
Hi Richard, thanks for the comments on my galleries, much appreciated.

I have had a browse around your galleries and will be back for a more indepth look soon, many wonderful images. :-)
Guy Bruyea08-Mar-2006 16:43
Your photographs are very nicely done. Thanks for your comment and vote on my PaD image yesterday. Cheers, -Guy
Tom Heim27-Feb-2006 15:46
Beautiful galleries, Richard. Your work is exquisite!
Gilou Jeanneret27-Feb-2006 07:14
Redarder vos galeries est un moment intense
Les photos sont de grandes qualités et les sujets bien traités et intéressants
Je reviendrai avec bonheur.
Guest 26-Feb-2006 17:35
Thank you for stopping by my gallery and leaving the kind comments you did. You have a very nice gallery. Look forward to seeing more from you in the future.
Riza Alirahman21-Feb-2006 10:24
Very high level of Photographic skill, .... thank you for sharing and comments on my photo Richard, its an honour.
Guest 19-Feb-2006 20:48
Thanks for the comment on my picture
Guest 17-Feb-2006 22:39
Hi Richard, you are a true Master of Photography, your Ballet photograpghs are truely inspirational and a credit to the art of photography. please please post more
thank you for sharing

Tom (in UK)
wert 10-Feb-2006 09:36
well done!
Guest 04-Feb-2006 03:47
Guest 02-Feb-2006 22:12
Thank you for sharing
Doom 30-Jan-2006 09:54
Nice Site Pbase )))
racheljones 28-Jan-2006 21:05
thank you so much for so many beautiful pictures of Whitney.
Her Grsndma Rachel Jones
Mostafa Moftah18-Jan-2006 13:52
Very fine photos = very fine Photographer!!
Valery Titievsky18-Jan-2006 12:06
Thanks Richard your comments for my images.
Guest 17-Jan-2006 20:55
Among my personal favorites!
lorin niculae17-Jan-2006 11:25
Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I just visited your other dance galleries 9with studio work), they stunned me with their photographic quality and vision that I only hope me myself to reach sometimes. Thank you very much to your wife too for her kind words and apreciation.
My best wishes,
John Reynolds LRPS11-Jan-2006 21:59
Thank you for your kind comment on one of my pictures.
Best wishes,
Guest 03-Jan-2006 15:55
Thank you for your kind comments on my galleries. You have some great captures and I will go back and look at them often.
Vilone01-Jan-2006 15:03

Best wishes for you & a happy new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Günter Borgemeister30-Dec-2005 06:29
Thanks for your kind comments o my galleries.
Best wishes for you and a very happy new year!
Guest 26-Dec-2005 23:18
Thanks also for visiting, Fine theatre work!
Great 2006!
Peter Stahl21-Dec-2005 20:03
Thanks for all the kind comments and for visiting my galleries.. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best to you in the New Year. Happy photograhy in 2006.
Joseph 20-Dec-2005 04:56
Dear Richard,

We are "Photo Magazine" of Hong Kong. We currently interview some local & oversea photographers. So we write to invite you to be our featured photographer too.
We find your photography in the internet and we believe your experience is worth for sharing with our readers.

Please let us know if you are OK for the interview. It can be conducted through email.

Thanks and regards
Joseph Leung
Photo Magazine/ DC Photo Magazine
Tel: +852 2815 4284
Dave W.19-Dec-2005 01:44
Excellent work. Definately some talent here.

Gets my vote!
Nina Ludwig16-Dec-2005 18:05
Enjoyed looking through your galleries a great deal Richard. Take care and have a good weekend!
Guest 16-Dec-2005 16:55
Your images are fantastic and I enjoyed looking at your galleries. Thank you for visiting my galleries. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Andrea
Richard Haas 15-Dec-2005 14:38
Could you please contact me. Thanks in advance
Roald Synnevaag14-Dec-2005 22:04
Thank you for visiting my galleries and for your kind comments. I enjoyed looking at your galleries too. Greetings from Bergen, Norway
Guest 11-Dec-2005 15:51
hi richard,

thanks for your kind words on my gallery. your vietname gallery is truely amazing. great work.

Guest 11-Dec-2005 02:49
Hi Richard: You were so very kind to drop a brief favorable note on my sunset picture, which I appreciate very much. Your own very extensive photography on a wide variety of subjects is itself very impressive. I particularly liked the Ballet, mountain scenery and the sunsets, especially the ones where the sun is close to or touching the horizon. Best wishes. JARIS
Guest 04-Dec-2005 13:49
Richard, I very much enjoyed your galleries, filled with amazing photos, I will be back very soon.


mike j.02-Dec-2005 16:09
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on one of my galleries! I really appreciate feedback. You seem to have been places in this world and I particularly liked your Vietnam gallery. Will be back later when I can look further into your stuff.

-Michael Johnson
Neil H02-Dec-2005 01:50
Hi Richard,
I Left a comment on your gallery and voted for it. I forgot to leave my galleries. Take a look at the team river runner one. There are three of us VN vets in that set of photos.
caveman_lee30-Nov-2005 16:50
Hi Richard,
Thanks for visiting my galleries. It is my honor to receive comments from such a experienced "combat photographer" likes you. Please feel free to enlighten me with your comments anytime at your convenience.
Claude 28-Nov-2005 22:12
Bravo, très belles photos ( excellent galleries, very good )
amitiés de France ( regards of French )
Guest 27-Nov-2005 12:08
Hi! your photography is really beautiful!
George McKenna 27-Nov-2005 03:04
Hi Richard,
I was at DaNang in 1968 and I look back with memories at your photos. Thanks for sharing.
Marc Vermeulen25-Nov-2005 23:01
Outstanding galleries! nice work!
Guenter Eh25-Nov-2005 22:44
Hi Richard,
I put you immediately to my faves. It will takes some time, to discover the exciting world of your excellent galleries. I`ll be back! And thanks for your friendly comments!
Guest 21-Nov-2005 23:09
Very nice work..I like your ability to work with the photos on PS and do what you do with them..great stuff...
Eckhart Derschmidt21-Nov-2005 08:33
Hi Richard, thanks for your encouraging comment, and also thank you for leading me to you site by that. You have a couple of very impressive and well selected galeries there. Those images from Vietnam are very impressive, both from a historical and an artisitic perspective, but also the other images are of excellent quality. Greetings from Austria, Eckhart
Peter Chou20-Nov-2005 13:45
Hi Richard,

I simply love your photographic vision and my favourite is your Vietnam War gallery! Do keep your images coming!

Zane Paxton15-Nov-2005 04:06
Nice work Richard; I can see that you've held a camera in your hands for quite a long time and all that rich life experience shines through. Compelling and interesting images.
Guest 11-Nov-2005 22:51
Your images in all your galleries are of excellent quality. Glancing at your pages, I would say that; 'neatness, uncluttered, clarity, detail, presentation' are among the operative words in describing your wonderful enjoyable experience! Regards R.
....and thank you for your visit.
Guest 26-Oct-2005 17:35
You have some Outstanding work here. I love how sharp and colorfull your scenic galleries are.
Guest 15-Oct-2005 23:56
Hello, it's been a pleasure visiting your galleries! Thank you :) Clare
Guest 06-Aug-2005 18:26
Richard, you have some great images here. I hope to see more galleries in the future. Best, Lucas.
anthony195704-Aug-2005 08:11
Welcome to Pbase Richard! Your work is wonderful. I'm sure we'll be seeing much more of your beautiful images- I'll be looking forward to that.
Brian Sartor03-Aug-2005 18:50
Hi -- thanks for your comment on my Osprey photo - after you've been around PBase awhile you'll realize you were a bit too generous with me -- but I appreciate it! I checked out some of your galleries and you have many very nice images - I will be back to enjoy more of them - keep it up
Holley 02-Aug-2005 11:55
These are all fantastic!!!!I'm so proud of you!
Guest 01-Aug-2005 20:03
Richard...these are GREAT!!! I really enjoyed looking. Loved the waterfall w/ all the leaves at the Chathoochee. Someday when I have more time and fewer little hands to help, I'd love to be doing this too. Thanks for sharing...Melissa in Santa Fe
Guest 31-Jul-2005 11:55
well done! Richard.....
amazing collections,
best captured too!
great work.....
thnx for sharing

from Singapore