13th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
"Yerba Buena Center"
About Rick Stultz
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."