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Oct 11, 2023
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Jan 01, 2017

About Me

My name is Rick Gates. I'm a Photographer/Videographer.

Unfortunately, so much of what I see in photography today is derivative. Social media platforms across the Internet are filled with photographers who continually emulate and replicate the same looks and trends in photography and post-processing. After a while you can't tell one photographer's work from another. That is not me. I bring my many years of experience in art, design, photography, and video to each shoot to capture, create, and compose photos that are unique and, perhaps, even "feel" cinematic.

I edit with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and take a minimalist approach to post-processing as I try first to capture the best of everything in-camera with the ultimate goal of keeping things as close to real, natural, and beautiful as I can with only minor imperfections and distractions removed (e.g., stray hairs, frayed clothing, lint/fuzz, blemishes, etc.). Also, as a model, your having good and healthy skin and hair makes my job so much easier.

So, if quality and uniqueness are important to you, please consider shooting with me. I will do my best to exceed your expectations and make your shoot an enjoyable experience both during and well after it's over.

Looking to work with regional or traveling models, actors, fashion designers/stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, and various other artists.

All that being said, I will ultimately consider all TF* work based on how I feel about working with you, but I am trying to make this my full-time gig, so paid work is important if I want to keep my business.

If you have any questions or would like to work with me, please contact me here via Model Mayhem or one of the sites below:
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Red Raven Studio (

As with any shoot, you are welcome to bring an escort as long as they do not interfere with the productivity of the shoot.

Let's work together and fill our ports with some awesome shots!

If you receive a Friend request from me please know that it is because I like your work and am sincerely interested in collaborating with you at some point, whether your idea or mine. So if you have an idea you want to test or collaborate on, let me know, I'd like to hear about it.


May 2, 2023

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