Richard Fischer is born in Manila, Philippines in 1951. Educated at International School and Da La Salle College. Moved to Europe in 1963. Finals at Herrmann Lietz Schools, Degree of Economics at Spöhrer and Heidelberg Business Schools, Studies at Academy of Fine Arts, Mannheim. Masters Degree at Academy of Photography, Munich.
Participation in international cinematography productions, i.e. „Gruppenbild mit Dame“, by Heinrich Böll, Berlin. Direction Guidance at photo studios in Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Vienna.
Works and lives in Germany and in France, runs his own studio for Visual Arts & Photography since 1978. Art work exhibited in China, Japan, Europe. Editorials for Sunday Times Magazine/London, Stern/Hamburg, L´illustré/Switzerland, Geo Italia/Milano, Edition Braus, Edition Panorama, Edition teNeues/Germany, Thames&Hudson/London/New York.
1983 Merit Award, Art Directors Club Germany – 1995 Epica Award, Paris/Düsseldorf – 1996 Kodak International Panther Award, Rocester, USA – 1996 Epica Award, Paris/Stuttgart – 1997 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany – 2001 Merit Award, Art Directors Club, New York – 2001 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany – 2005 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany – 2005 Red Dot Design Award – 2005 iF Design Award – 2005 German Designers Club Award – 2006 International Kodak Photo Award – 2007 Merit Award, International Calendar Show, Germany – 2007 Merit Award, German – Japan Exchange Exhibition – 2016 Gregor International Silver Award – 2017 Gregor International Award of Excellence