Ric started his professional career in New York City where he owned and operated a photography studio employing some seven assistants. He shot fashion and advertising illustration for such magazines as G.Q.; Vogue: Glamour; Seventeen; Playboy and for such advertising clients as Jaguar; Bigelow Carpets; DuPont; Royal Crown Cola; Hanes Stockings among others. In 1970 Ric moved to Los Angeles and entered the Motion Picture Industry as a cinematographer. Initially shooting television series such as Emergency; Police Story and City of Angels he quickly moved into MOW’s shooting some forty titles in a period of five years, garnering four Emmy nominations and winning the Emmy Award in 1976 for Captains and the Kings. In 1979 he got his major break with Walter Hill shooting ‘The Longriders’. Critically acclaimed, the notoriety kept him busy shooting feature films for the next fifteen years. In 2002 Ric and his wife moved to the Denver area where he has been kept busy shooting real estate, portraits and weddings. In addition, Ric now teaches cinematography and lighting at the Colorado Film School.
WAITE, Ric (Richard Waite)
Born: 7/10/1933, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Died: 2/18/2012, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Ric Waite’s westerns – cinematographer:
The Long Riders – 1980
Andersonville (TV) – 1996
Last Stand at Saber River (TV) - 1997