Raised in Chandler, Arizona, Ricky began experimenting with photography and short film. His early inspiration came from the golden era of the music video in the late nineties. 

His talent and passion for photography lead him to the Art Institute of Phoenix, where he graduated with “Best Portfolio” honors.  Relocating to Los Angeles, Ricky cut his teeth working in photo studios and assisting industry giants, which gave him a broadened perspective and appreciation for legs of the business. Since venturing out on his own, Ricky won an international gallery competition through Smashbox Studios in 2010, solidifying his place as a leading behind-the-lens artist.  Soon thereafter, Ricky appeared on television shows as a featured photographer and began shooting for countless celebrities. His clients run the gamut; from product marketing campaigns, to movie studios, celebrity editorial, book covers, and TV publicity. Most recently, Ricky has shot recurring projects with the Walt Disney Company.

With the help of his clients, Ricky’s work is fast becoming a game-changer in the entertainment industry.