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Biography

H. Rick Bamman is an independent photographer and photo editor based in Chicago, specializing in news, sports and documentary photography related to social issues, entertainment, politics, and portraiture.

He has strong news judgment and breaking news publishing experience in a deadline environment and compelling print and web design skills, specifically with photo editing and layout experience for print and web presentation.

His work has received recognition from the National Press Photographers Association, The Associated Press, and the Illinois Press Photographers Association.

As a youngster, H. Rick was levitated by illusionist Jack Gwynne during a stage show in Chicago. He received his first camera at the age of 12 and began photographing conventions for the world's largest magic organization two years later. Over the next 36 years, he amassed one of the largest photographic collections of performing magicians. Bamman was a contributing photographer for the Junto Publishing biography “Beating a Dead Horse: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall" and “Del Ray America’s Foremost The Magician For His Time.”

H. Rick’s flilmography includes appearances as a photojournalist in “Will," with Robert Conrad. He was hired as a still photographer for A. Shane Productions, with his work being used in the nationwide promotional campaign. His second film, “Lucas," Bamman was asked by the director to roam the sidelines during a football game scene with Charlie Sheen and Wynona Ryder.

Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Corporate, Documentary, Nature, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Video Editing, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography