Rick Barnard photographs the natural world to capture fresh images of waterfalls, rivers, mountains and deserts. He looks for compelling compositions that offer a unique perspective on the iconic vistas of the mid-South and American West. The Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah and the dramatic Utah deserts are among his favorite locales.
His work includes candid portraits and still life photographs.
Rick is owner of the photographic gallery on the web at rickbarnardphotography.com and exhibits his images at rick-barnard.pixels.com.
He has had solo exhibits of his photographic prints at the Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis, TN; The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, TN; and the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, Germantown, TN. He has participated in group art exhibits in Tennessee, Virginia and Maryland.
Rick is passionate about photography "because it enables me to portray the world as I see it. I'm a bit of a dreamer and photography is an interpretative art. My photos reflect my vision of a flower, an individual or a mountain stream. With my camera, I can slow the tides, darken the skies or capture a special moment in the eyes of a child. I hope my photographs inspire others to pause for reflection and view the world around us in new ways."