PIX BY RIC, a Raleigh Photographer, is a full-time, professional photography service featuring the expert photography of Rick Crank. It is truly amazing how a hobby can totally reshape your thoughts, your actions, your perception of events, in fact, your life! Rick Crank took up photography, some seventeen yearsago, as a “hobby”. It was an outlet, just something to have fun with and pass the time. Never in his wildest dreams would he have pictured himself photographing some of the people, places, and things, that this “hobby” has enabled him to!
As a long time New York Knicks fan, this “hobby” put him on the basketball court at, of all places, the sports mecca of the world, Madison Square Garden! Patrick Ewing, Maurice Cheeks, Kiki Vandeweghe, against Larry “the legend” Bird, Robert Parrish, Kevin McHale, the late Reggie Lewis, and Dennis Johnson! What a “hobby”! This was the most exciting event he ever envisioned himself experiencing in person, and actually photographing…or so he thought.
Suddenly, this “hobby” opened doors to concerts. Legends, such as the O’Jays, Lee Ritenour, Larry Carlton, Bill Cosby, Sinbad, The Yellow Jackets, Santana, John P. Kee, Dottie Peeples, Yolanda Adams, and many others! Exciting?
Yes, very exciting. But, there was more to come! Suddenly portfolios, calendars, weddings, banquets, business meetings, sports tourneys, all became part of his weekly things to photograph! What a “hobby”!
Then it happened. The Ultimate! The Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia! Courtside with Shaq, Karl Malone, David “the Admiral” Robinson, Penny, John Stockton, Sir Charles Barkley, Lisa Leslie, Cheryl Swoopes, Rebecca Lobo, Dawn Staley! What a “hobby”! Then there was Shannon Miller, the 2 Dominiques – Dawes and Mouceaneau, the big guy, Bella Karolyi, Michael Johnson, the world’s fastest human! And stealing the Dream Team’s thunder was Dennis Rodman, followed by his entourage of thousands. There was Muhammad Ali and Jessie Jackson!
Rick doubts he would have had the opportunity to photograph these celebrities were it not for his “hobby”.
Well, the “hobby” is no longer a hobby. It has been Pix By Ric for the past 15 years and has done quite well since relocating to Raleigh, NC from New York.
Give us a call when you have photographic needs 919-961-6082. We delight in serving you! PIX BY RIC Professional Photography Service Raleigh.