BIO+CONTACT

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Who couldn’t enjoy taking pictures as a kid when your first camera was called “The Swinger” from Polaroid? I was hooked from that point on - I was a shutterbug! I was that guy at the party who could never just “take the picture!” but had to always “arrange” everyone and everything before hitting the button. In Los Angeles, my hobby served me well, when, as an actor/singer between jobs, (with no particular talent for bartending and waiting on tables) I decided to go back to school and learn the art of photography. I’ve spent the last 20 years as a professional photographer, moving my business to New York City in 2006. I’ve enjoyed a reputation for years as a leading headshot photographer of actors and opera singers. Some of my well-known clients include: Eden Espinoza (Brooklyn, Wicked, Rent), Jose Restrepo (Grease), Brian Charles Johnson (Spring Awakening), John McDaniel (The Rosie O’Donnell Show), Rod Taylor (late great movie star - The Time Machine, The Birds), Daniel J. Travanti (Hill Street Blues), Kenneth Kimmins ( Coach), Shani Wallis (Oliver! film) Teri Ralston (Company, A Little Night Music), Pamela Myers (Company, Sha Na Na TV Show) and Kingsley Leggs (The Color Purple). I’ve also worked as a photojournalist (providing hundreds of photos for periodicals for the Los Angeles Unified School District) and as a corporate photographer with clients such as Irell and Manella LLC and Siesko Partners.

Before turning my talents to photography, I was a successful actor and singer on Broadway: MAIL, HELLZAPOPPIN’ (with Jerry Lewis and Lynn Redgrave); Off-Broadway: MARY, RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL; National Tours: GRAND HOTEL, ANYTHING GOES (with Ann Miller), HAIR; Las Vegas: EFX with Michael Crawford, FOLIES BERGERE, NANCY SINATRA SHOW; Regional: KISS ME KATE (Old Globe Theatre, directed by Jack O’Brien); Film: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS. I’ve also worked as an opera singer and sung with Opera Pacific and San Diego Opera and even worked as a Top 40 disc jockey at KUHL in Santa Maria, California. I’ve worked with such stars as: Tommy Tune, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Vincent Price, Jane Powell, Lucie Arnaz, Jerry Lewis, Rip Taylor, Bob Hope, Andy Williams, Nancy Sinatra, The Osmond Brothers, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Michael Rupert, Michele Pawk, and B.D.Wong.

Rick Stockwell

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500 W. 43rd St. #9D

New York, NY 10036

Tel: 212-465-0942

rickstockwell22@gmail.com