Although Richard started his career in the Marketing side of the chemical industry , working as a Market Manager for Prayon UK plc for nearly two decades, Richards true talent lay in photography.
He is currently a freelance Photographer and has run his own company, Richard Washbrooke Photography, in Harpenden since 2009. His photography covers a range of disciplines; Sports – Premier Football, International Rugby, Test Cricket, Tennis – Wimbledon and Queens, Golf – Wentworth, Motorsport – Britcar and F1. Examples of the quality and scope of his work can be seen on his web site: www.richardwashbrooke.photoshelter.com
His free lance work has involved a great deal of action sports work. for a number of clients/organisations.
Richard was hired by Matchtight Ltd to help photograph the Paralympic Games London 2012 and one of his images of Ellie Simmonds winning her first Gold Medal was chosen to be used by the Royal Mail for their stamp collection of Gold Medal Winners.