About Brad Rickerby Photography
Brad Rickerby might just as well have been born with a camera in his hand. The son of LIFE staff photographer Arthur Rickerby, Rickerby developed a profound visual aesthetic early on and had his first publication credit in LIFE in 1966 at the age of nine. Rickerby flirted with the business world in the '80's, earned an MBA (Duke, '89) and worked on Wall Street with the Dreyfus Corporation. But inevitably he was compelled to reject the confines of the corporate world, to return to his creative roots.
Rickerby's re-birth into creativity came in 1991 when he started shooting for the Brooklyn (NY) Phoenix. From there he went on to do paparazzi work for Sipa Press and eventually to news photography as a full time stringer for Reuters based out of New York City.
In 1998 Rickerby signed a contract with Tony Stone which became Getty. Syndicated by Getty, Reuters and Sipa, Rickerby's work has been published by virtually every major publication in the world.
His images have also been widely used by corporations, governments and institutions.
A short list of Rickerby's clients and credits include: LIFE, Time, People, Newsweek, The New York Times, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Random House, Goldman Sachs, Harpo Productions, OgilvyOne Worldwide, Motorola, Samsung, E! Entertainment TV, Le Figaro, AOL France, Stern, Hasbro, Forbes, Paris Match, Microsoft, Dell, the Government of the People's Republic of China, Bank of Boston, Bell South, Cingular, E-Trade, MTV, Vogue, Lonely Planet Guides, ABC Primetime, Hong Kong Times, Singapore Straight Times, Die Aktuel, The London Times, Esquire, Maxim, New York Magazine, Playboy, Playgirl, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, GQ, VH1, and on and on and on.
In 2001, Rickerby was nominated for a Pulitzer Price for his work in New York City on 9/11.
Rickerby’s work has hung in the Smithsonian, the International Center of Photography in New York City, at Galleries at Duke and Pittsburgh University, at Aetna in Hartford and has an upcoming (mid-June 2012) solo show at Venetucci in Newport, RI (August '12). The Petals project can be found in galleries and home décor shows in West Hartford, New Canaan, Guilford and Westbrook, CT.