Hey, it’s Chad again.  I wanted to reach out to everyone and give an update.  I had worked with Richard for over 10+ years and he taught me all I know about photography and creating.  He was more than a mentor, he was a friend.  I’m still shocked that he is gone, but I know he’s at peace.  He lived a full crazy life and did his best.  It’s something we should all work for.

I wanna thank everyone for the kind words and messages.  I know he would have loved everyone of them.  To the girls that he created with… THANK YOU.  You have no idea how much you inspired him.  He never got enough.  If you ever were lucky enough to be in front of his camera, then you would know he was never satisfied and always wanted more.

He had more fun than most and left behind a body of work that can not be matched.  We are in the process of figuring out what to do with his massive body of work.  We wanna do something truly special.  An exhibition?  A book?  A documentary?  Something to celebrate his life and art.  Stay tuned.

LAST… I wanna give a special THANKS to the fans.  I hear you loud and clear.  I know for fact that Richard appreciated the support for all that he created… the Juliland Universe, photos, videos, websites and more.  He loved every comment, mention and like from his fans.  Thank you and please take care of yourself and live your best life.

Chad Gates