Rick is a Fine Arts Photographer, based in Hyannis and while he specializes in landscapes and seascapes, his one love He says he has been taking photographs for fifty years, but taking it seriously for five years. After a career as a writer and teacher of writing for over 40 years, he retired in May of 2014 to devote himself full-time to his photography.
In 2015 he became a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Center and was advanced to the rank of Master Photographer by the Cape Cod Camera Club. His favorite genre is night photography and other high-contrast genres, harkening back to the chiaroscuro paintings of Caravaggio and Rembrandt and their contemporaries, in which a strong light source illuminates a part of the picture and makes that pop out of surrounding semi-darkness. As such his photography is often dark and moody.
He feels his creations are only fully realized in the digital darkroom, using Lightroom and Photoshop to discover and refine his photographic vision. He specializes in landscapes and seascapes, his one love is night photography, both urban and astrophotography. “I try to see colors and shapes and lines and visual relationships at their purest.”