Meet Collin Richie
Meet Collin Richie
Hailing from Shreveport, Collin Richie’s lifelong pursuit of photography began with a school project using a disposable camera. He moved to Baton Rouge in 2001 to attend Louisiana State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and later a Masters in Business Administration specializing in marketing. Throughout his time at LSU, Richie worked under several local studios, becoming adept at modern wedding and commercial photography and teaching himself the processes and techniques of digital technology.
After founding a photography studio in Birmingham, Richie set up his own business in Baton Rouge in 2010, gaining a wide range of experience taking specialized photographs for a variety of industries ranging from chemical plants to restaurants. He caught the nation’s attention in 2016 when he founded Humans of the Water, a portrait project documenting victims of the devastating August flood.
A selection of these photographs was displayed at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum in the exhibition Faces of the Flood. Richie was interviewed by multiple media outlets, including the BBC and Ari Shapiro’s All Things Considered on NPR, on his work regarding the flood. Richie was recognized with Baton Rouge Business Report’s Forty Under 40 award in 2016 and also earned a spot in The Knot’s 2015 Hall of Fame for wedding photography. Turning toward fine art, Richie took first place in Baton Rouge’s 2016 Art Melt, an international juried art competition staged by Forum 35. Richie’s professional accolades include winning first place in Rangefinder Magazine’s national portrait contest in 2018 for his work with hospice patients.
Richie is a regular contributor to Business Report, 225 and inRegister magazines. Richie and his team are available worldwide, specializing in commercial portraiture, food and drink, industrial, aerial and medical photography.