Rich Royal was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and for as long as he can remember he was always drawn to and has always surrounded himself with very artistic people. And has worked as an event curator for companies such as; the Bar Marmont, the Standard Hotel, Palihouse, the Houston brothers, Chateau Hanare and many more hosting exclusive private events for celebrities and high end brands all over the world.
After taking portraits of his famous friends it was clear he had a unique eye and creative ascetic. Inspired by his close friends David La Chapelle and Ellen Von Unwerth, He decided to attend The Los Angeles Center of Photography and has never looked back.
His first shoot was of Daphne Guinness and was published in Flaunt Magazine Sept 2018. He has photographed Dita von Teese, David La Chapelle, Daphne Guinness, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mena Suvari, Camila Cabello, Cole Sprouse, Beck, Amanda Le Pore and has worked with Absolut Elyx, Easyrider, The Grammy’s, Sabrina, American Horror Story, Edition Hotel, Giorgio’s, Suzanne Bartch, Rick Owens, Variety Magazine, The Ace Hotel, Le Refuge (Paris) Chateau Versailles (Paris) Raspoutine (LA & Paris) Angeleno Magazine etc
Highly saturated, high contrast, minimal retouching, non sexualized, respectful images are his forte. Rich Royals number one goal when working with a new client is to always connect with his subject first in order to make them feel as comfortable as possible. His images truly reflect his subjects personality or the character that they are portraying. Trusted by the most untrusting. The detail and vivid colors in his photographs are so eye-catching that even Ellen Von Unwerth has referred to his style as “Very Rich Royal”