"I met Ricky about 3 years ago at Bristol plaza. He approached me and asked if he could take a photo of a trick I was trying. Now we're out in Boston almost every weekend shooting. It's been great to see skatepark photos progress into well thought out two page spreads in magazines. I feel it's very important to have a good relationship with your Filmer/photographer, and that's very easy with Ricky. Always motivated, level headed, constantly taking steps to better himself while pushing those good vibes to his homies. Ricky's pretty handy at Tampa am's as well. Give him drinks, he'll produce some amazing shots. Haha. I'm very much looking forward to see what comes next for Ricky Aponte." -Kevin Phelps
I found my love for photography in my junior year of high school. Mindlessly shooting around with a run down 35mm film camera. Now 20 years old and a few years out of high school, my passion for photography as grown immensely. I've taken what I've learned from shooting film and full process behind it and combined it with my digital work. I try to encompass every aspect of shooting film within my digital photos, composing the lighting and framing before I even click the shutter. Thats what attracts me most to this art form, being able to make stairs, rails or ledges looks visually appearing to not only people who skate but also to people who do not.