Richard Mackson

MACKSON

Summit Sports Workshop

Richard brings a “techy” outlook that the world of photography is based around. His innovation and inventions have complemented action sports photography for decades.

My Story

Richard was a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated for 20 years. In 1996, he joined Eastman Kodak as an “agent of change” and retired in 2009 as Director of External Relations and Vice President of the Office of the CTO. But that only begins to touch a career which borders on genius. In 1976 he founded and ran Westside Processing, Inc., a highly-regarded commercial photo lab in Los Angeles for 23 years — where he invented a series of computer-automated processing machines. Westside processed over ten thousand rolls of color film for Sports Illustrated during the Los Angeles Olympics, all flawlessly.