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Richard Desmarais

´╗┐RICHARD DESMARAIS BIO

Before starting my career as a commercial photographer I managed a chain of record stores for a number of years and then I saw the light and started a new career. Thirty years behind the lens as a commercial photographer has exposed me to a larger piece of the world than your average person.

My jobs are not always just traditional commercial work. One connection sent me on assignment to Kurgyzstan in northeastern central Asia. For this project, I was sent by an international aid organization to photograph the distribution of medical supplies in remote villages. Ask me about the comforts of sleeping in a Russian cargo plane between cargo palettes and the uninsulated fuselage!

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