Richard Mark Dobson
1963. Born in Bradford West Yorkshire.
1975. Emigrated to South Africa.
1985. Completed graphic design at the prestigious Johannesburg College of Art.
1986-1989. Richard Mark Dobson moved to London where his interest in photography began. Assisting one of London’s most acclaimed advertising location photographers, Duncan Sim it was during this time that Dobson developed a keen appreciation for photographic craft, technique and above all, the realization that it was through the camera that he could ultimately realize his desire to go 'walk-about with a purpose'.
Now in his 22nd year as a professional, he has fulfilled many of his photography ambitions.
Since opening his first photographic studio in Hong Kong 1990, Dobson has traveled to over 40 countries, lived on three continents, calling London, Paris, New York, Johannesburg and Cape Town home.
He now divides his time between his two great loves. SE Asia and Africa.