Rick Whitacre

Saratoga, CA

My passion is to create images that grab the viewer’s eye and compel them to explore the photographs in more detail. I love the outdoors, especially unspoiled wildernesses and specialize in scenes from the national and state parks. Recently, my work has expanded to include night and star photography to help convey the expanse and magnitude of our natural world.

I am the President of the Los Gatos - Saratoga Camera Club and a member of Maverick Photographers, a group of documentary and fine art photographers in the Bay Area. I am also a member of the Aegis Gallery of Fine Art in Saratoga, CA where my work is displayed.

I have had photographs selected for exhibitions at both the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA and the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, CO. My image “Strand of Pearls” was recently short-listed in the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 contest.

Books by Rick Whitacre