Rick E Case

Rick E Case, Owner Photographer:

I was born and raised in Oakland, California and moved to Pleasanton, California in 1969. I am completely self-taught and my passion for photography goes all the back to my childhood. My point of interest is landscape and still life, but I also love portraiture as well. For me, photography isn’t just a job, it’s a passion.

I believe the best types of photographs are those that come unrehearsed, unscheduled, and without prompting. From rare moments of humanity to everyday encounters with the wild, everything can be captured forever by photography. Things that would otherwise go unnoticed get drawn into the light and focused on until they are seen and admired.

I believe that people who love photography have a certain passion and curiosity for life. They are not content to let the smallest, most mundane things that occur in the world go unnoticed. They are excited at the mere thought of discovering the unknown and getting up close and personal with every aspect of this world.

In these pictures I often see a glimmer in someone’s eye that tells me they are not happy or a smile so deniably gleeful and exhilarated that the happiness of that moment has touched that person forever. These tend to be raw, un-posed pictures snapped at random moments when the subjects and myself least expect anything profound to be revealed.

A lot of my photography would never interest anyone else in the world, but every now and then I will take a picture that stops me cold. It tends to be the pictures that show something that occurred in a fraction of a second that I would have never even recognized if it weren’t for the magically timed shutter of the camera.

“Photography: My World Through A Lens”