I received my
first camera in sixth grade and knew
photography was part of my destiny.
grew seriously in high School. I
started working for "The Governor" yearbook at the end
of my freshman year at Ross S Sterling High School in Baytown,
TX. The following year I was named head photographer and
for the next two years worked in that capacity. By my
senior year I had to relinquish my position on the yearbook
because of UIL rules. I turned pro
and started working for the Baytown Sun newspaper. My
duties were primarily sports and feature news until
I graduated. Then I became a full time staff news
photographer and immersed myself in news photography.
course of the next decade I drifted in and out of numerous
professional photography positions and even left the photography
world for a period of time. I experimented with numerous
aspects of visual media until in the early 90's I settled on
portraiture and really discovered my "gifting".
In 1992 I became a managing partner and head photographer at
"Blaker Studio Royal" in Manhattan, KS. In 2001
I renamed the studio Rick McCauley Photography and have been
operating under that name since. In 2005 I moved the studio to
Cypress, TX where I am happy to be back in Texas.
I love the process
of creating an image that captures the unique qualities of each
subject in front of my
camera. My artistic
influences are diverse and I am constantly searching for new
ways to create portraits that capture the unique qualities of