Rick Chard

After studying photography and design at Humber College and OCAD, Rick began his career at TDF Artists, a commercial studio in downtown Toronto. From there he decided his interest lay more towards an editorial style and went out on his own as a freelancer.

During this period he worked as an assignment photographer with Maclean’s magazine.

This continued for approximately 10 years. Since then he has worked with numerous magazines and agencies, both in the public and private sector. Recently his assignments have been of a more corporate nature, still with the emphasis on people photography. A number of his personal works are in private collections throughout North America and Europe.


A partial client list includes:



Maclean’s Magazine, APO ( Finland ), Der Spiegel, London Sunday Times, National Post, Toronto Star, Car Guide, People, Wine Spectator and Wired Magazine


Government Agencies

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Health and Long Term Care, Tourism, Natural Resources, Ministry of the Environment, Industry Canada and Honors and Awards Secretariat


Education and Associations

University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario, University of British Columbia, University of Edinburgh, Advocis and Law Pro


Non Profit

United Way, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto Community Housing



Nike, Suncor, Detour Gold, Toronto Stock Exchange, CIBC, Honda, Toronto Hydro, and Bruce Power