||Jul 07, 2014
||Aug 16, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/ikonphotography
Born and raised in Ontario Canada, Rick has spent most of his life in and around the beauty industry. His attention to detail, developed from early childhood, has helped him establish his name as a photographer throughout Canada and the United States.
In 2008 at the age of 24, Rick purchased his first camera and decided to follow his mothers footsteps by pursuing his own ambitions in the beauty industry. Having no prior knowledge of the photography process, Rick spent the majority of his time studying images and taking pictures of his friends - all the while striving to improve with every shot he took.
In 2010, two years after first picking up a camera, Rick found his work featured on Maxim.com. In the same year he was published once more and clients quickly started noticing Rick's work across south western Ontario.
The following year saw no signs of slowing pace for Rick, while more and more clients were taking notice to the quality of Rick's work and having numerous publications under his belt. Rick's work was chosen to be displayed at the overXXXposed art exhibit in Toronto, which showcases some of the industries elite photographers across Canada.
Since 2010, Rick has been published across Canada and the United states in various glamour and fitness publications. His cinematic approach to every shoot ensures clients a excellent experience from start to finish.
Retouching, just like photography is an art, based on that theory let's face it, there is some very bad retouching out there. In this business, to be the best you have to look your best; why invest your hard earned cash into a product if you are unsure you'll be 110% satisfied in the end?
Shooting with Rick alleviates you from the anxieties caused by worrying how your shots will turn out, simply by offering you access to the best retouching in the business. If you don't think retouching is for you, consider these facts about the industry: in all forms of visual media today, clients are retouched including films and music videos - where the clients are retouched frame by frame to achieve the flawless "Hollywood look". Would you rather look like the "soccer mom" you, or the "celebrity" you on your big day?
Having learned from industry leading/award winning photographers from around the world, Rick is able to flawlessly enhance your beauty in every shot you receive by using industry leading lighting and retouching techniques. Regardless if it is stretch marks, scars, rosacea (now you know it's legit), love handles from the weekend binge eating, or dark circles from being over worked, it doesn't matter. Rick's keen attention to detail, combined with years of retouching experience, guarantee 100% satisfaction and images suitable for any kind of portfolio or publication. Don't take my word for it though, test him yourself.
That is what "Beauty / Personified" is all about; flawlessly seaming the you in the mirror, with the you in your mind. Rick's goal is to see you ecstatic with joy about the experience. Give it a shot, you will not believe how amazing you'll look in the finished product.
Professional Fitness and Glamour Photographer. Master Retoucher.
Internationally Published in 6 Countries :
- Inside Fitness Hot & Fit January 2014
- IFM Hot & Fit January 2013
- FLEX Magazine November 2012
- Natural Muscle Magazine November 2012
- Status Fitness Magazine November 2012
- American Curves Magazine Summer 2012
- Maxim Online September 2012
- Natural Fitness Magazine Fall 2012
- American Curves Magazine Fall 2012
- Status Fitness Magazine Summer 2012
- Inside Fitness Magazine Aug/Sept 2012
- Redskin Magazine Summer 2011
- ALLMAX Nutrition AD CAMPAIGN 2012
- Urban Male Magazine Summer 2011
- Urban Male Magazine Fall 2012
- HNS Magazine Summer 2012
- Featured on Maxim.com2010
- Game Magazine Spring 2010
- COED magazine April 2011
- OverXXXposed Artshow contributor Feb 2011
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