Richard Coda (rcoda)
Richard Coda has been photographing since he was a teenager. In college he fell in love with images made with large format cameras. Starting with a 4x5" view camera, he soon moved up to an 8x10" camera and, most recently, has begun working with an 11x14" camera.
While he photographed landscapes early in his career, recently his work has focused on that which has been overlooked, forgotten, or looked at, but not seen. He finds compositions where others see the ordinary, or nothing at all. While concentrating on black and white for most of his career, Richard has found a new love for color, using color as the subject, while still retaining his classical aesthetic for form, line and tone.
After moving to Scottsdale, AZ in 2005, Richard rededicated himself to photography. He began taking classes with Rod Klukas (Oliver Gagliani's former assistant) and Randy Efros (Brett Weston's former assistant). He considers himself extremely fortunate to live in such a beautiful area and to have such talented mentors.
His work has been widely exhibited and well received. It is currently held in both public and private collections.