Richard is Programme Leader MA Digital Imaging & Photography, Lincoln School of Media, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. He previously worked as a freelance photographer and designer, before becoming interested in the possibilities of interactive multimedia in 1994. The emerging digital technologies had an immediate impact on his work as a photographer and he was an early exponent of the �digital darkroom�. He gained industry practice as a multimedia producer, working on a broad range of websites and interactive multimedia projects for commercial clients and arts organisations, before moving into lecturing full time. His research interests include new media design and the impact of digital technology on the photographic image, both still and moving. Richard is a practicing new media artist, multimedia producer and design consultant.