Richard Villani is a creative producer, archivist and photo director. He started his career at Robert Mapplethorpe’s studio, compiling the photographer’s estate archive, then went on to Vogue and Interview before arriving at Vanity Fair. Villani has been instrumental in creating and producing Vanity Fair’s iconic Hollywood portfolio for more than eight years. He founded Villani Productions, where he has produced large scale productions in both editorial and advertising campaigns worldwide for fashion and art publications. Elsewhere, he is a Contributing Photo Director for Los Angeles Magazine and works as an archivist with the Tom of Finland Foundation.