R Murray

Photographer Male Oakland, California, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/rmurrayphotography
Mayhem # 2219889

About Me

I am a San Francisco born photographer who has lived in the East Bay Area for most of my life. I was raised with photography and surrounded by photographic images. I was educated at UC Berkeley.

I started taking shooting seriously in 1985 and began working with models in 1992. Working with local models I created a series of black and white "classic nudes".  Many of those images were sold as signed prints and several images were published in the book 'San Francisco Nude'. So I guess that makes me "semi-professional".

Most of my early work was in artistic nudes.  Today I am interested in shooting a broader range of images including: art, glamour, artistic nudes, fashion, portraits, lifestyle, lingerie, swimwear etc.

I want to do all types of photography with models. Let's get out there and get creative! Models with their own ideas and photographic visions are welcome.

I am energetic and passionate about my work, but I don't have a big attitude about it. I am easy to work with and like to have fun with what I'm doing.

Many thanks to all those who have made positive comments about my old and new work. I am looking forward to working with many new people and making new friends, connections and most of all, great photos. Mostly thanks to the models who have been a joy and an inspiration to work with.


18+ POTD Winner November 27, 2011




I have worked with the following Model Mayhem models. (* indicates multiple sessions)

Liz Ashley (MM #26159)*
Desert Beauty (MM #105641)*
JEM model (MM #713507)*
Veronica LaVery (MM #1036606)
Miroslava Svoboda (MM #2715896)
Anyssa (MM #5092)
Jovis Castaneda (MM #1066272)
Lisa Jupiter (MM #1834890) *
Andrea Rosu (MM# 868603) *
Gia Michelle (MM #762048)
Carlotta Champagne (MM #3155)
Rachel Misuraca (MM #2282744) *
Melissa Jean (MM #546548)
Jessi June (MM #1430220)

Non MM models represented on this site include:

Lisa Carisio
Lelania Sperazza
Melanie Doskocil
Juila Olivero
Karen Jones
Jamie Cotton

"Rick is a consummate professional and comes to every shoot loaded with creativity and ideas! I always have a great time working with him and enjoy the beautiful results! smile" - Liz Ashley

"Working with Richard has always been great!! He is always fun, easy going, and positive. Ive been working with him for several years now, and I always look forward to our shoots!! He is so much fun to shoot with and we always have a great time and get tons of amazing images!! Richard is definitely one of my favorite people to work with, and has become a good friend smile"
- JEM model

"With Richard Murray you get the whole package of professionalism, fun, 'princess treatment' and photos that make others say 'wow'. He's making me wanna visit Bay area more often. Highly recommending  ! "
- Veronica LaVery

"You should work with this guy! He's a sweetheart, and a shoot with him is always fun!"
- Andrea Rosu

"Working with you has been one of my favorite shoots ever. You are so professional and talented but at the same time down to earth and fun. Thank you so much for the awesome opportunity and I hope we can shoot again soon. "
- Gia Michelle



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