Rick Hughes photographyPhotographer Male Orlando, Florida, US
My Website: Rick Hughes PhotographyMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/rickhughes
Mayhem # 73351
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Physical beauty is temporary. Life is temporary. We have a limited time on earth and we need to enjoy the beauty in all things, eating the whole fruit and spitting out the seed. Life has brought me to a place where I can explore and share feminine beauty and to merely record what the Creator has allowed me to experience. Physical beauty is a moment. It is fleeting.
I have been a photographer for 18 years. I think of how the subjects I have captured have changed. Youth has become mature. Babies have become beautiful young women. Those young women will become mature much more quickly than they could imagine. Life is a process. Physical change is another of life’s experiences to be embraced, not feared, but also cherished. Denial is uglier than any change time brings. Beauty is to be cherished, revered and honored and even immortalized. It will soon be gone.
My place in this world is to preserve the beauty of a moment forever…to press it like a special flower in a book.
I grew up in Orlando, Florida where I started shooting as a hobby in 1986 while majoring in Psychology at the University of Central Florida. The hobby slowly grew into a very unexpected career first: in sports photography, then expanding into other areas.
I have always loved public speaking, so doing workshops is a true passion. I get to spend time with people that share an interest in photography while traveling to wonderful locations and working with some very special friends.
The people I owe most for my career are:
Wayne Collins for laying the foundation and starting the fire.
Jackie O'Brien for giving me a chance and opening the door.
Evie Dill for doing makeup at the start of my career so well that my work actually looked good.
Eric Sutton being a friend and working with me even when I had no idea what I was doing.
Mark Brouwer for the friendship and helping hand through the years.
Finally and mostly, to my mother. There aren't even words.
CreditsPhotographed Grammy winner, Nelly for Vokal, the Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleader Calendar, the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders Calendar and the Ultimate Men of Hedonism Calendar, Cinderella's Closet Catalog, Riva Designs Catalog as well as the Pango Pango Swimwear Catalog.
Rick appeared on the Travel Channel's Best of the Best and UnDiscovered specials as well as co-produced the Best of the Best 2 and 3.
Rick conducts workshops internationally. Information can be found at www.fusionextreme.com
Rick's work has been seen on billboards and in print all over the world. Ron Jons Surf Shops, NBA Courtside Magazine, ESPN Television, Miss Red Hot, Pro Football Weekly, Ocean Drive Magazine and ELLE's Top Model Magazine.
His work can be see in the 2006-2009 CosmoGirl, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Prom, Teen Vogue, and YM Prom issues
A few of my tear sheets