Richard first visited the Yukon in 1974, and like so many other visitors was immediately taken by its beauty. In 1979 he returned to make the Yukon his home.

His editorial work has appeared in magazines such as Canadian Geographic, Equinox, Macleans, Canadian Living, Azure, Natural History, Explore, Outside, Far North Oil & Gas Review, Mountain Heritage, Beautiful British Columbia, Modern Maturity, Adventure West, Westworld, Photo Life, Canadian Gardening, UpHere, and Canadian Airlines' in-flight magazine. He has done extensive work for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Canadian government tourism and promotional publications. Air Canada profiled him in Air Canada Contact, a video that was played on a large number of Air Canada flights.

Richard has two current best-selling books to his credit, and his photography appears in many other books. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and is represented by First Light Associated Photographers, a leading Canadian photo stock house. A client list is available on request.


  • Editorial & Assignment
  • Film location photography and Scouting
  • Commercial Photography
  • Stock photography, specializing in landscape and panoramic photography


Yukon: Colour of the Land

Richard Hartmier • ISBN 1550173316

“What a moving and very realistic look at a land which at first glance may seem desolate and barren. To see the Yukon Territory through the eyes of this author is indeed a blessing. I will treasure this book for life.”
- Reader review from


Richard Hartmier and Tanya Lloyd Kyi • ISBN 1552851818

Grab your gold pan and sift through the waters of the Yukon River. Or jump on a bike and pedal your way along the spectacular curves of the Dempster Highway. The Yukon features some of this territory’s most remote and interesting locations. Photographer Richard Hartmier has captured the excitement of a kayak rodeo and the simplicity of a great horned owl surveying the land. From the dazzling beauty of Emerald Lake to Fort Selkirk, the home of the Hudson’s Bay Company, this is a colourful look at the diverse landscapes that make up the Yukon.

Richard's books are available from many retailers in the Yukon as well as a number of online book sellers.


Contact the photographer directly for availability of images for fine art prints.