Richard Payne, FAIA, iconic Texas architectural photographer, died recently. Payne became a registered architect in 1964. He was commissioned to photograph work by renowned architects such as Philip Johnson, I. M. Pei, Charles Gwathmey, and Ricardo Bofill and worked all over the world — Spain, France, Germany, the Middle East, Australia, and across North America. But he also kept himself deeply rooted in Texas with five beautiful portfolio books that focused solely on the architecture of his home state.
Payne and his monumental contributions to the profession will be greatly missed.