Raised in Chandler, Arizona, Ricky began experimenting with short film at an early age. His inspiration came from the golden era of the music video in the late nineties. Back then, if you could dream it, anything was possible. He still believes in that kind of polished, fantasy production value.
His talent and passion for creating the style of entertainment media he grew up on led 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 the legs of the business. Since venturing out on his own, Ricky won an international gallery competition through Smashbox Studios, solidifying his place as a leading behind-the-lens artist. Soon thereafter, Ricky appeared on network 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 editorials, book covers, and TV publicity. Most recently, Ricky has shot recurring projects with Disney Studios.
With the help of his clients, Ricky’s work is fast becoming a game-changer in the entertainment industry.