A picture tells a thousand words. We can take a picture. We can write a thousand words. When we look at that picture, or read those words, we quickly realise it’s not the word count that matters. It’s the story contained within.
Photos and words are just media through which a story is presented. Short or long, words or pictures, a story can take many forms. All good stories must provide emotional satisfaction. Lack this and you lack a good story.
So join me, Rick Puts, aka Richard Leonard, as I strive to create great stories using words and pictures.
If you have an event, a milestone or a snapshot in time that you’d like to capture in a memorable way, let me, Richard Leonard, tell your story, in Words or Pictures.


Families & Portraits


Concept Photography






Rochelle’s Briefcase

A young lady is forced to look after the briefcase of a disheveled stranger for one week. Don’t open it. Don’t tell anyone. Don’t ask questions. Just guard it with your life. In doing so, she rediscovers the past she’d been running from all her life, and a future she’d never imagined.

Rani’s Right

The hand-written diary of an Indigenous Australian girl tells of her year-long friendship with a Muslim exchange student years before a chance meeting on a plane trip to Europe. Writing on the advice of a psychologist after witnessing the brutal murder of her long lost friend, she continues writing about her attempts to find answers.

The Rogue

A dark rogue planet is hurtling towards the inner solar system. We have thirty years to prepare. Then it becomes certain it’s not going to hit Earth. But what happens after it hurtles past will be a far bigger problem.

Short Stories

The Mind Keeper

Extreme Programming

Let There Be Light

Bridie’s Love

The Antique Shop