Rich Villacres

I have made my living as a commercial photographer for over 30 years. Starting in Seattle in the late 80’s and eventually returning to my home turf of central Washington in the early 90’s. From 1991 to 2002 I built a successful independent commercial photography business serving all of central Washington. In 2002 I became Central Washington University’s full-time photographer where I worked for 16 years. In August of 2018 I resigned my position at CWU to commit my life full time to creating free portraits for those who cannot afford them. In order to make that commitment possible, I live and work out of a 1954 Dodge M152 that was a radio truck in the Canadian Armed Forces. A mechanic and carpenter as well as a photographer, I spent two years in my driveway restoring the truck and converting it into my rolling home.

I am honored to have joined the ranks of this extraordinary cadre of photographers as I build support for my portrait outreach, jackdaw.love. This is truly meaningful work that I feel very blessed to be a part of. Namaste.