PHOTOGRAPHER, ADVANCED RETOUCHER, VIDEOGRAPHER, DIGITAL VISUAL-ARTIST
Rick’s Artistic Statement
To use color, light and shade in digital imagery in ways reminiscent to drawings and paintings, that allow light to fall unevenly or from a particular direction to imply characteristics that form an individual’s distinctive character or to describe qualities that help inform a story.
I have heard talent describe their many prior shoots: they arrive on location, someone directs them how to pose, what to wear,
and what persona to adopt — all to tell someone else’s story.
For my personal projects, I strive for something very different: to have the talent be as emotionally honest to the camera as they could possibly imagine. To share ones inner most personality, thoughts and feelings. To create the equivalent of light and shadow in how they pose. In short, to be an equal partner in the creation of each and every fine art portrait.