Those comedy photos are great! Thanks for sending!
Hi Richard -
Your photos are GREAT! Fun, creative, some even a little wacky. Love it!
Derek Sivers Email:firstname.lastname@example.org http://sivers.org
How cool is that....!!!!
"Hey Richard!! I love your work, your photos are very different and throw off an extremely creative vibe. Keep sharing your magic with the world. Much love, Jason"
"Bizarre, mind boggling with questioning motives.... involved and shockingly distrubing (but so is Tony) vile in nature, but simple enough to make you think...Yes bordering on the edge of sanity" --- Tony Torres (Matt's assistant or otherwise known as an Ass on the wart of society)
"Right away Richard made me feel very at home. We were able to collaborate both our ideas and create amazing images. Overall a tremendous experience, would love to work with again." -Shealyn
715 North Broadway #176
Escondido, CA 92025
I would like to take this opportity to than you for the recent photo shoot you had with
my daughter, Alison DeSoto.
The shoot was held at the La Costa Resort in San Diego, Californa. The shoot was done
with extreme professionalism. My daughter, who is only 14, felt completely comfortable and at
ease working with you.
We were provided with creatively done images in a very timely manner and very minor
Changes were made until we were completely satisfied with the photos.
Again, we would like to than you for the professional courtesy you extended us during
the whole process.
Very Truly yours
Friday – September 20, 1996
Times Advocate Newspaper – Escondido, California (by Jeff Frank)
DARK SIDE HUMOR OFFERS BRIGHT FUTURE FOR HOMELESS
Some artists have a different vision.
For example, Escondido photographer Richard Spasoff. He describes his images as “humor from the dark side.”
One supposes that a photo of a man in front of the Bates Motel from “Psycho” carrying a sign reading “I am not going to take a shower here” aptly illustrates that motto.
Spasoff’s next vision involves a coffin, a cemetery plot, a woman dressed to go dancing and some 30 extras from Palomar College. They’re coming together at 12:30 this afternoon at Oak Hill Cemetery to capture the image on film.
Mary Watson, a home-care nursing assistant from Escondido, will be the woman in the coffin.
“IT is sort of strange,” agreed Watson, “but I can see a bit o humor in this thing he’s planning.”
Spasoff, who is working on a book of his images in an attempt to raise money to help the homeless, is looking for a few more people for this afternoon’s photos. He invites all to come by the cemetery.
“I promise not to bury them,” he said.
October 28, 1996
To Whom It May Concern:
We have recently had the privilege of having on display in our club a truly original and profoundly enjoyable exhibit which I would like to recommend.
On Wednesday, August 21, 1996, our establishment, The Comedy Store at 916 Pearl Street, La Jolla, California, featured a one man show in our lobby displaying the comedy photographs of local photographer, Richard J. Spasoff.
This was the first exhibit of its kind to be held here, and it was well received by our patrons.
All of our staff is enthusiastic about the show and we are looking forward to having the exhibit back in the near future.
The people from KSPAZ Productions are professional and a joy to work with. I would highly suggest to any club owner, manager, or coffee house proprietor that this display will entertain your customers, and at the same time bring in new ones.
The pictures are definitely a one of a kind experience.