Richard O'Neill traveled the world with camera always in hand in concurrence with building a distinguished career in advertising as Executive Director of Integrated Production at TBWA/Chiat/Day Advertising in Los Angeles. In his role as a producer for over three decades Richard won many of the world's top international advertising awards including the prestigious Cannes Grand Prix for producing Apple's famous "1984" Macintosh commercial. Richard worked on many celebrated accounts including Apple, Budweiser, Energizer, Gatorade, International Olympics, McDonalds, Nike, Nissan, Pepsi, Porsche, Sony PlayStation,Taco Bell and Visa. Richard directed President Ronald Reagan for Pediatric Aids and has worked with numerous celebrities including Michael Jordan,Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Ridley Scott, Morgan Freeman, Robert Downey Jr., David Bailey, Elliott Erwitt, Neil Leifer, Mary Ellen Mark, Gloria Steinem, Christie Brinkley, David Bowie, BB King, Wayne Gretzky, Ted Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Michael Phelps, Joan Benoit, Shaquille O'Neal, Lee Iacocca, Steve Jobs, and R2-D2.
Richard produced commercials and shot his personal photographs while being inspired by many of the world's most talented photographers, directors and cinematographers. Today Richard's time is fully devoted to his photography. His photographs have been featured in Black and White magazine, F-STOP magazine, Center for Photographic Art, Griffin Museum of Photography, S.E. Center for Photography, Photo LA , Palm Springs Art Museum, A Smith Gallery, Praxis Photo Arts Center and the Los Angeles Center for Photography.