Richard Watherwax has more than 30 years of experience in advertising, illustration and wedding photography. After 25 years shooting in Manhattan for clients such as Coca Cola, Buick, TWA, Revlon and AT&T to name a few, Watherwax found his home in Key West.
Watherwax took to the easy, laid-back atmosphere of Key West like a duck to water. Without the high pressure of pleasing his Manhattan clients, he developed his own unique style of art that many have called 'Watherwax Whimsy'.
Watherwax is probably known best for his world-renowned print 'Fat Cat Capsizing' which has been reproduced in the form of T-shirts, tote bags, towels and coffee mugs and sold world-wide.
His clients in Key West include the Wyndham Casa Marina Resort, the Pier House, the Hilton, Key West Aloe, Sloppy Joe's and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville.
Among his accomplishments are authoring several books, among them 'Cat Tales' (1978), 'The Cat Who Drank Too Much' (1979) and 'Tales of Old Key West', (1989) a farcical history of the island. But his most impressive achievement would have to be entering his cat Willoughby in the 1989 Key West mayoral race where she received 37 votes!
Watherwax's favorite subject is women (followed closely by cats), as you can see from his gallery of women, showcasing the beauty of the female form.
In Watherwax, you will find a level of photographic expertise, professionalism and dependability (a rare thing in laid-back Key West) that is unsurpassed.
Watherwax uses the same artistic approach to occasions such as weddings as he does in his commercial, advertising and editorial work. When you have just one chance to get it right, it is important to choose the best person for the job.