Photographer Rick Keating was born and raised in Rochester, New York. At an early age he developed an interest in photography that grew from his outdoor experiences in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.
Rick studied art history, film, psychology, and philosophy, at Santa Clara University, received his BA in photography from MSU in Bozeman, Montana, and completed the graphic design program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. Rick has an extensive community service background in the fine arts and event planning. He also freelances for the Catholic Sentinel, and El Centinela newspapers. For 30 years Rick has been photographing architecture and interiors as the owner of RK Productions. His work has earned competitive awards for his clients in various categories and he is widely published in magazines and books. Rick works with clients throughout the US and sells fine art commercially, privately and is represented with interior designers and art galleries. Rick is available for local and traveling assignments throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
“I enjoy shooting architecture because I’m
working with architects, designers and builders who hire me to express what I see in their project and are investing in my interpretive eye. The creative process is what I enjoy most about being a photographer. Working with architects and designers is very stimulating. To connect with an individual or team of people in order to understand the passion of their vision, their process, and learning about the components and materials they use to build environments is the ultimate pleasure and satisfaction! I enjoy image making that proves to be successful for my client’s marketing needs and winning awards. I know I have been successful if I my clients have been able to generate new work as a result of my imagery. Studying artistic expression, collaborating, and learning design concepts from other artists influence my vision and decision-making process.”