Richard Solinger grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY and moved to NYC in 2007 to obtain a BFA in photography and a large amount of student loan debt from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Since then he has been living and working as a photographer, photo assistant and retoucher. In 2011 Solinger helped create Tenement Studio in Bushwick, NY where Mike Falco, Jolene Lupo and He create Wet Plate Collodion photographs.