London-based photographer Richie Crossley, at only 14 years of age, had a defining moment in his life - he saw a photograph entitled “Keeping Up With The Joneses” by the late Bob Carlos Clark. That one image had such impact on Richie that he instantly knew what he wanted to do with his life. It fuelled a passion for photography and brunettes in him which has never left him! He went on to study photography and after working for various photographers and laboratories, Richie finally realised his dreams of opening his own photographic studio. His images have appeared in many publications world wide and he now specialises in: Beauty - Fashion - Provocative Richie's photographic career has allowed him many opportunities worldwide and to date he has undertaken commissions in: New York, Paris, Milan, Frankfurt, Monte Carlo, Spain, The French Caribbean, several North African countries and London - where he now resides and runs chicproduction.com Of his success Richie says: “Although I have studied photography and printing, I am very much a self-taught photographer and have always been hands-on - no matter how big or small the job is. Becoming a photographer was the best thing that ever happened to me - not only for the experimental elements but also for the challenges that this medium presents. In simple terms, I do what I love and love what I do.” by Sharon Malone LMPA, Master Photographer and Freelance Journalist for 'Master Photo Digital' and other publications.