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, Chef Paul Kahan, Barbara Fairchild, Chef Curtis Duffy of Grace, Homaro Cantu of Moto, Chef Erling Wu Bower of Nico, 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, The Langham Hotel and Thompson Hotel. Food brands Athenos, Cracker Barrel Cheese, Kraft BBQ and Dressings. Plus magazines Modern Luxury, Chicago Home & Garden, American Way, Real Eats, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Art Culinaire, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, and