13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
First Place, Peninsula Images
"Yerba Buena Center"
By Rick Stultz
About Rick Stultz
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don't really know," said Rick Stultz, when asked when his
interest in photography began.
"It's hard to say," he added, when describing what
inspires his images.
His photograph of the Yerba Buena Center has a similarly ambiguous quality. Like
Edward Hopper, whose paintings Stultz is currently interested in, it is often
the missing information that is most moving.
"I've worked at creating photographs that have the same feelings that [Hopper's]
art evokes," Stultz said.
Besides being an architectural photographer for commercial real estate companies,
architects and builders, he works in investment real estate. Stultz moved to
Palo Alto from Illinois 30 years ago to receive a business degree from Stanford
"I thought about what is it that I am interested in. What am I trying to
do, to show in a photograph I take," he said. "And it's really
difficult to express it in words. I don't know that it's really possible.
I think the
photographs really speak for themselves."