Richard Sidey is a professional digital media designer and photographer from the South Island of New Zealand. Growing up around the mountains, Richard became a keen outdoor enthusiast and developed a love for nature photography. He graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at Massey University in Wellington, where he concentrated on experimental time-based media and produced an award-winning short film.
After graduating, Richard was involved with the television industry in New Zealand before departing to work his way around the globe. Based in Australia, Canada and Ireland, he has been working as the onboard photographer for expedition ships since 2003, and continues to explore his affinity with the polar regions.