Rick is one of America’s top still-life photographers recognized for his innovative lighting. He has earned the nicknames of "Glass Master" and "Lighting Guy" for his years creating award-winning shots for upscale clients such as Waterford Crystal, Petrossian Caviar, Mark Cross, and Wedgwood where the merchandise itself requires such a master.

Rick's photo studio in Soho, NY occupies an entire floor, 4,000 square feet, allowing three to four sets to operate at the same time. Some of the most famous and successful retail stores have engaged him for creative advertising photography: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Saks, Fortunoffs. Catalog clients such as Brylane Kitchen, Cashs of Ireland, Baby Phat, Little Switzerland Jewelry, Lipton Tea, Wine Enthusiast, and Nestles have used Rick's talent and amazing studio staff to create many profitable campaigns. His on-premise retouching crew takes retouching to an art.

A national speaker on Digital Photography and Still-life lighting, Rick's photography has appeared in Time/Life magazine, Photo District News, View Camera Magazine, and Photo Pro Magazine. He has also had his work displayed at The Nikon House, Lincoln Center, Soho Photo Gallery, and at a special exhibit in the Soviet Union. Rick resides in Manhattan and likes to meander in the countryside photographing nature and wildlife, as well as golfing, motorcycling, and bicycling.