Born in Oakland, California, Richard Knepp began his association with photography while in search of a merit badge at a Cub Scout troop in Hayward.
Rick’s career track in broadcasting and management took a significant turn following his immersion in photography. Following a move to the Eastern Sierra and a stint as director at Carmel’s Weston Gallery, he is currently on the photography staff at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, where he is an instructional associate and facility manager.
Knepp works in digital technology, but his first love remains black-and-white imagery of the land, working primarily with film and a 4x5 field camera. He teaches photography and darkroom techniques, and directs, instructs and assists at seminars and workshops across the West. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is represented in public and private collections.