Ric's Bio/Statement



I am a self-taught photographer who began taking photographs, with a purpose, over 30 years ago. A borrowed Canon AE-1 was used to get started and like many photographers I began by capturing images of the natural world. 

My art has progressed however, and now includes man influenced settings. I specifically look for lines, angles, and shapes; contrast; and isolation when evaluating any potential photo. I strive to keep my art simple and tend to concentrate on the element that initially caught my eye. My challenge is to capture an image uniquely and yet offer just enough clues to suggest a location or identity. But, I haven’t strayed so far that a pleasing, memorable photograph is overlooked and when I just want to have fun, I hunt birds with a long lens. 

Since retiring, from a biologist career, my wife and I have traveled extensively from Newfoundland and the Maritimes, south to Florida, west to New Mexico, north to Montana and then back east through the upper Midwest. Despite all the logged miles, my favorite and most popular work has been captured near my home in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my page, I hope you enjoy my work.