My name is Ricardo, and I am an independent photographer. Photography has always been my lifelong passion. Ever since I was a child I was attracted to photography and my interest only grew stronger as I grew older. I was given my first camera when I was only five years old and since then my dream has always been to work around the world, as a photographer. In high school I took pictures for the yearbook. As a young man I worked as an undercover photographer for a firm of private investigators, a challenging and gratifying experience. Every time they sent me out on a new mission, I pushed myself to become a better photographer, and the experience paid off.

I first began to learn the photographic arts in 1981, at the New York Institute of Photography Institute. At that time digital cameras did not exist. I made the transition to digital photography in 2012, when I realized that I had become a dinosaur, and had to adapt to the modern world, if I was going to survive. I replaced the old dark room with some digital dark room programs. Now I’m able to enlarge pictures and crop them, rotate them, and save them with a magical push of my finger.

As a photographer, I have covered events for newspapers and for websites. My specialties are photojournalism, on location photography, graduations, social media photography, sports photography, university students, and so forth. Being a photographer lets me get right up close to people, so that I can work with them and interact with them, and build relationships with them that will last a very long time. When I’m photographing people, I try to create photojournalistic candid shots. I like the photojournalism style in every picture I take. My work has appeared in juries shows at Gallery 53, in Meriden CT, and at the "Winter Online Juried Art Competition and Exhibition” of the Artists Association of Northern Colorado, in 2014.

Today I’m available for editorial projects and small jobs. I’m also available to work as an undercover photographer in Florida.