Richard Patterson is a cinematographer and steadicam operator based in Brooklyn, NY. His start in film began in 2007 as a film loader on the set of the independent feature “The Tested.” Prior to working in film and video, Richard was a commercial and editorial photographer for seven years.
Born and raised in New York City he began his career as a staff photographer at the Miami Herald from 2000 – 2004 where he focused on documentary and portrait photography. He covered the 2004 coup d’état in Haiti as a freelancer for the New York Times and Associated Press.
His first credit as Director of Photography for the PBS documentary, “Hecho A Mano,” received an Emmy Award for Historical and Cultural programming by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2011. Today Richard Patterson works primarily in the New York and Miami markets and has produced and shot projects in over 25 countries. He graduated from Florida International University with dual Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Fine Arts in 2000 and is an avid cyclist, runner, and moviegoer.
NYC-based Director of Photography and Steadicam Operator Richard Patterson documented New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes with his drone and shares some tips.
NYC-based Richard Patterson takes us behind the scenes on a project that stemmed from a call from fellow filmmakers who had an idea for a film to be shot in Haiti focusing on a man who teaches machete fencing.
Brooklyn-based photographer and cinematographer Richard Patterson created a short video to celebrate the long summer days ahead of us here in New York City.
Brooklyn, NY-based photographer and cinematographer Richard Patterson reviews the new Sony Alpha A7S full frame mirrorless camera.
Photographer-turned-cinematographer Richard Patterson talks about the delicate art of Steadicam operation, producing branded video content, and his collaborative personal video project called “Monologue”.
NYC-based cinematographer Richard Patterson captured the behind the scenes footage for the “Pride and Joy” music video by Fat Joe.