David Riley was born in the
North of England and studied photography in London. After sailing
throughout the Caribbean, he landed in New York where he began assisting. In the mid-eighties,
he opened his Chelsea studio with partner Carin Riley.
Born in New York City, Carin Riley studied fine arts at the School of Visual Arts and received
her MFA in painting from the Art Institute of Chicago. She met David while working on a photo
assignment. In addition to photography Carin continues to draw and paint. Her work is included
in several private collections as well as institutions.
They launched their still-life business with an ad for Ralph Lauren fragrances and have been
working steadily ever since. Their clients include: American Express, Avon, Bacarrat, Bacardi,
BMW, Waterworks, Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, Lancome, Nieman Marcus, Hickey Freeman,
Revlon, The New York Times, Condé Nast, and O Magazine.