Rick began his abiding interest in photography as a sailor in the U.S. Navy in the '70's. As a crewman aboard an amphibious assault ship, he found himself off many exotic shores in the Tropics...the Phillipines, Cambodia, Vietnam...all fertile locales for capturing photos. After his tour, he finished up his degree at the U. of Washington in Maritime Sciences, intending to pursue a career in the Merchant Marine. As a deck officer for the Washington State Ferries, he spent 12 years serving on every ferry route in Puget Sound, ultimately rising to the rank of Captain and all the while taking every opportunity to perfect his portfolio of Northwest photos. His decision to "follow his bliss" and leave the Ferry System to pursue photography surprised many of his colleagues, as it takes many years to accrue the seniority, the Coast Guard licenses and the pilotage required to work as a Captain on the Sound. He started a second career at the Pike Place Market and art shows around Seattle, selling prints made from the highest resolution 8" x 10" and 4" x 5" film cameras available and establishing a reputation for uncompromising clarity and an "eye" for those special moments in special places. Thirty years later, that tradition continues...now with high-resolution digital cameras, but vastly improved in-house, all-archival printing and framing. Rick still spends many days each year pursuing new images from new locales and trying to improve images from previous shoots...some take many attempts over many years to "perfect". Spend a few moments here in the galleries and share with Rick what 30 years of photographic devotion to Washington State has produced. The images are available on either archival photo paper or canvas and can be ordered as print only, matted prints or fully framed. For more info on print sizes, custom framing and matting, and shipping, contact Rick by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-364-5934.