Salt Lake City Utah Architectural Photographer Paul Richer / RICHER IMAGES


I call Salt Lake City, Utah, my home and have worked commercially as an architectural photographer here and through out the surrounding states for over a decade. Centrally located in the western United Sates, Salt Lake City is a diverse and ever-changing metropolis surrounded by incredible peaks and colorful deserts. With access to major north to south and east to west interstate highways, as well as, an international airport fifteen minutes away, travel is easy and enjoyable.  

As an architectural photographer, I am commissioned by architects, construction companies, interior designers and editorial publications. Some are local and others are not. Our architectural images are primarily used for portfolio and marketing purposes and help bring recognition to the clients work. Stock photography is also part of my business. These images are eventually deposited into the Getty Archives.  

Over the years I have lived in various parts of the United States. New York City, small town New Hampshire, Bozeman, Montana, Santa Barbara California and Salt Lake City, Utah. New York was where I was born, raised and introduced to photography. Small town New Hampshire is where I attended undergrad and became passionate for the mountains and quiet places. Bozeman, where this passion for quiet places and the mountains grew and I played. In Santa Barbara, to grow and explore my talents at the Brooks Institute of Photography. It was here at Brooks where I discovered architectural photography and assisted a prominent, architectural shooter. Finally, I landed in Salt Lake City, where I call home, and attempt to live a balanced life of work and recreation. Sometimes, on a really good day, they blend together. 

I love what I do, as no job is ever the same. Creative problem solving, self-motivation and a sense of vision are required. Having a handle on technology in our ever changing, digital world is crucial. Sometimes it all keeps me up at night, but it also gets me going in the morning. 



Sunset Magazine 

Hanleywood Publications 

F&W Publications 

Getty Images 

Anderson Hallas Architects 

Axis Architects. 

Big D Construction 

Carney Architects 

Cooper Roberts Simonsen Architects 

EDA Architects 

Ellenzweig & Associates 

FFKR Architects 

Fleetwood Windows 

HDR Architects 

Hogan Construction 

House Plant Architects 

Jacobsen Construction 

Jerde Partnership 

Lighting Science Group 

MHTN Architects 

Okland Construction 

PPG Industries 

Sasaki & Associates 

S+M Architects 

Snake River Builders 


Tobler Dunker Architects 

The Mohawk Group 

United States Ski & Snowboard Assoc. 

VCBO Architects