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Rick Takagi

I have been living in the Seattle area for over 20 years now. I moved up here from the SF bay area. The Northwest is an amazing place to live if you're a photographer. Each season offers something new and fresh to photograph.

I live in the wonderful city of kirkland with my wife, 3 kids, dog and a cat. I can't imagine wanting to live anywhere else in the NW. We're truly lucky to have all the cool amenities that this area offers.

I have been very lucky that Media such as National Geographic Magazine, CNN, 425 magazine, Seattle magazine, Seattle weekly, Parade and others have used my photos for different stories. I most recently started working with Getty Images.

I must say that one of my happiest photo moments was seeing Steve Jobs viewing one of my photos on the brand new ipad during the ipad keynote and release.

I started my fascination with photography as a kid and playing with my dads Nikon cameras and lenses. I knew early on that this creative outlet was going to be a good part of my life. I still have the Yashica Electro 35, Nikon F and Nikomat that I had as a kid as hand me downs from my dad.

There is so much satisfaction in capturing a moment that would have otherwise slipped away. Capturing a moment in a unique way that someone else may not have seen is even better.

I'm a strong supporter of local charities so please let me know if there is some way I can help with my photography.

Thanks for viewing my photos, I truly appreciate it. Please feel free to email me at or call at 425-443-3848.

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