I am Ricardo Gomez and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a true Californian and have spent considerable time travelling throughout the state. Ask me about a location in California. I’ve probably been there!
Photography and fashion has always been in my life one way or another. I started reading GQ Magazine, a leading Men’s magazine, at the age of 12. I didn’t care about the politics and other articles in it. I would just flip to the classical-oriented fashion sections. I love that style of men’s clothing. A funny fact: When my brothers wanted to buy their first suit and accessories, they came to me! Probably the greatest compliment came when we all went to a wedding together and a cousin told us “You all look like bankers!”. Everyone noticed the big grin on my face. Job well done. Lady friends will occasionally take me shopping with them when they want my opinion. It’s funny when we go into a negligee store. ”Yes, you would look great in that!”
For years I am known as the person taking pictures wherever I was. Just for fun. People regularly comment “These are pictures look like they were taken by someone who really cares”. I’ve always thanked them for those words, but it never really registered how great a compliment that was. Photography is not just ”taking a good photo”. To me, evoking an emotion is a much greater compliment.
When I decided to explore photography professionally, I tried many different genres. Sports, travel were high on the list. But when I tried fashion, my fate was sealed. And it makes sense with my background and interest in fashion. Though I still do the ocasional travel and sports work, fashion and commercial photography is my emphasis. At the end of the day, it’s about creating a story and vibe with my photography. Beautiful, gritty, racy… Whatever my client and I are working to accomplish.
I am incredibly grateful that I am a professional in my passion.. I emphasize ‘professional’. You can ask anyone I have worked with and they will all tell you the same thing: top-professional. While I want to have fun on a shoot, I treat everyone professionally and deliver the product on time to a satisfied client. Organized, thorough and communicative.