Rick grew up in San Diego and after spending his life running back and forth from coast to coast, he and his husband have been happy to call themselves New Yorkers for the past 11 years. As a photographer, he specializes in male physique photos, headshots of actors and models, as well as events and the occasional wedding. His passion before photography was acting and singing. Rick spent most of his life as a professional actor/singer/dancer. He has performed on Broadway, Off- Broadway, in national tours, TV and film, Las Vegas - and even worked as a Top 40 radio disc jockey. He picked up a camera when he discovered that shooting headshots was a better way to earn a living than bartending when he was out of work as an actor. It was only after he found he was making more money with photography that he decided to go full-time as a photographer. He was named the “hot new photographer of 2014” by Next Magazine in their end of the year WHO’S NEXT issue. He has done many covers for GET OUT!, NEXT and CLASSICAL SINGER magazine. He’s also been published in BEAUTIFUL MAG, DNA, 2BExposed and CSM magazines. He was inspired early on by the work of Herb Ritts and Annie Leibovitz.
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