I am a professional photographer with a foot in both the commercial and Fine Art photography worlds. I bring an artist's aesthetic to applied, real-world marketing. Eleven museums have acquired my photographs so far, and I use the same proficiency to meet my clients' needs. As a professional, commercial photographer, my goal is crystal clear: to make my client successful. I make great pictures that produce great results.

I have over twenty years' experience as a professional photographer in the Philadelphia market, including portrait photography, architectural photography, and commercial advertising photography, and video.

Portrait photography is about more than simply rendering likeness, it also reveals something of the person's values, concerns, and accomplishments. I've photographed CEO's, Boards, Chairpersons, Directors and Presidents for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton University, Drexel University, The Atlantic Foundation, and McCarter Theatre, among others. My favorite compliment of the many I receive is: "That was painless!"

Editorial photography and event photography are strongly represented in my portfolio. I have countless magazine covers to my credit as an editorial photographer.

Architectural photography requires sensitivity to a different set of concerns. It must meet the rigid protocol of level and plumb lines while, at the same time, emphasizing beauty in design as well as flow within space. The composition and lighting in architectural photography must be flawless. I've worked with architects primarily in the Philadelphia, PA, and Princeton, NJ, markets, where they required first-class architectural photographs of high-end structures.

Commercial advertising photography embodies a concept with a person, space, or product. The client often knows in advance what the photograph must look like. I've made commercial advertising photographs for agencies large and small in the Princeton, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA area, for national distribution.

Driving it all is a passion for the visual aesthetic. A passion for art. In this web site you'll find my commissioned and personal work. I hope you'll take a few moments to look. If you do, please let me know what you think!

Ricardo Barros