Rick definitely has come full circle; after working as a commercial/industrial photographer he now teaches and conducts Photoshop classes, Digital photography workshops and lead photo EdVenture tours for Seattle Central Community College. This also happens to be the college where he went through the commercial photography program in the 70’s.
It was his first experience while watching an image magically appear on a blank sheet of photo paper, and capturing that one special moment in time to share with others, that lead him into the field of photography.
After working in the imaging industry for the last 30 years as a studio owner, commercial / industrial photographer, freelancer, fashion photographer, event photographer, film/video producer, multimedia producer and a fine arts Photographer. Rick has changed his focus to teaching, traveling, and enjoying the outdoors.
Fine Art Projects:
“Chopsuey” A series of photographs documenting Chinese American Restaurants neon signage. Featured on CBS Sunday Morning.
“America National Parks” a collection of gallery prints featuring the National parks of the USA.
Photos have been exhibited at the: CDA Gallery, M.Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Northwest International Exhibition of Photography, People of Color photo exhibit, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Seattle Museum of Flight, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Museum of History and Industry, New York's Museum of Chinese in the Americas, Washington State Convention and Trade Center,Todd/Browning Gallery LA, CA., and the NW Asian American Theatre
America 24/7, a stringer for this one-week project to document the USA in one week. Out of 250,000 photographers one of Rick’s photos was included in the National Book, two for the Montana Book, and four in the Washington State book. In the Montana book Rick’s photograph of Glacier National Park was selected as the cover photo.
Photo EdVenture Tours: Photo workshop covering the outdoors and travel around the world.
Client list include:
Key Bank, Spencer Technologies, The Boeing Airplane Company, Wild Eyes Animal Park, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Koream Journal, Wing Luke Asian Museum, Museum of flight, REACT, SIS Productions, Refuge Woman Alliance, Rainier Valley Youth Theatre, Crowley Maritime, NW Asian American Weekly, Goldwell gold smiths, JACL, Executive Development Institute
Rick's Photos can be found in the personal and public collections of the University of Washington. The Wing Luke Asian Museum, The Boeing Airplane Co., Seattle Central Community College, Charles Royer, William H. Gates Sr, Robert Santos