My name is Ricky. I’m a photographer based in Olympia, Washington. I primarily take pictures of people. Something I’ve gleaned from photography is that there is value in examining life from many angles and perspectives. The very practice itself has taught me about empathy, spatial awareness, and creative expression.
I enjoy being a fly on the wall for candid moments and events, as well as engaging directly with subjects. I always allow time for wardrobe and/or location changes if need be.
I studied digital photography in Japan at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology. I later attended the Evergreen State College and the University of Washington, earning a B.A. and a certificate of photography, respectively.
Awards, honors and recognition
Certificate of Photography from the University of Washington
A fun fact about me
I love music and I play guitar in two bands.
Canon 1DX, Canon 6D
Canon 24-105mm, 35mm, 100mm Macro, 85mm, 24-70mm, 400mm
Ricky volunteered his time, resources and talent to be a sponsor and document the 2016 SE Thurston Relay For Life event in Rainier, WA on August 6 & 7. He was extremely professional to work with, responded in a timely manner and exceeded our expectations by far.
The moments he captured of our participants were full of emotion and tell the story of joy, pain, heartbreak, excitement and hope. He also provided some beautiful artistic photos of signs and our arch.
It is clear through his work, he really understood who we are and our mission.
You will absolutely love your experience with Ricky who was our wedding photographer in Florida in July. He is talented, patient, creative, and full of energy ... not to mention he is the nicest person ever, super personable and professional. He was so friendly and made everybody feel totally comfortable. He got so many amazing shots of everyone at our wedding. Ricky was very prompt with getting our pictures to us and they turned out SO beautiful. He captured every special moment from our day. His friendly and calm demeanor makes him a joy to be around. We are grateful to Ricky for capturing such beautiful moments that we will cherish forever.
Ricky is an incredible photographer (and human). Through his poignant photographs, told a powerful, visual story of my music. Ricky saw my authentic self and captured the essence me in the images he took. Ricky is friendly, warm, patient, and calm -- he made me feel at ease. (I don't like having my photo taken.) I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Ricky -- I'll cherish vulnerable images he captured forever.
I recently saw Ricky’s portfolio online and asked him if he could take a dozen photos of my self-published books in different locations.
The results are spectacular!! Really dramatic and inventive photos. His work is much appreciated by a new author trying to draw readers.
Ricky is talented and professional. Highest rating!!
As he has been for several years, Ricky Osborne continues to become my closest creative inspiration and collaborator. His unique way of seeing is authentically reflected in his work, which includes the careful balance of a deep respect for Other(s) as Subject and their desire to be seen & represented accurately, and his own self-respect & humility as Artist. It is from this place that he makes the leap from himself to Photographer - into the most creative realm of Visions. It was recently, on an excursion to Eastern Washington, that I had the opportunity to put down my own camera and subject myself to being in front of his lens—the result was exactly what I expected, with no lack of astonishment, not just a beautification, but a glimpse of something grander between us and the world encompassing. I cannot reccomend him enough - you should see for yourself!
Ricky is the best!
My wife and I contacted Ricky to get a few headshots done for our daughter, and were absolutely floored with his work. We discussed plans and told him what we were looking for, and he suggested that we meet in downtown Olympia to head out from there using the many colorful backdrops that the city has to offer.
His expert knowledge of photography and the city were immediately evident, and his genuine, approachable, caring nature put our daughter at ease and brought out her best in every shot.
At the end of a FUN but thorough photoshoot, we were presented with far more options than we could have ever dreamed of getting. My wife and I were and continue to be overwhelmed to the point of tears when we look at the TONS of truly amazing pictures that he captured.
Ricky is our family's photographer for life. If you are considering a photographer, call him! You will be so glad that you did. He's that one in a million combination of talent and personality and we are so blessed to know him.
Thank you Ricky. I can't wait to have you photograph our family again!!
Ricky is an awesome photographer. I had couple of sessions with him involving my cosplay. The first shoot I loved. Can't wait to see the second shoot. If you need a photographer this is the guy you should go to.
When I commented on a photo stating I wanted it, Ricky immediately responded and helped me pick out the size that would best suit my needs as well as photographs. I am now purchasing my first costume made frame for this photo to hang in my living room, because I want a frame that will compliment and not distract from the view of the photo. The best part about Ricky's photo is his how quickly and extremely fair pricing not to forget the networking. By providing a place that is used to working with his art such as the Oly frame makers to help me, not only with my first art peice but the experience of having a voice on what I wanted and not killing my budget. My biggest praise was how fast I received my print and the pricing was greatly matched to where I am comfortable purchasing more.
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