Bio – Rick McAllister
US Combat Veteran
Rick took up photography back in 1970 upon his return from a tour of duty in Vietnam, and the start of a corporate career in New York City. Throughout his corporate career, as well as 12 years in Islamorada, Florida managing a scuba diving operation, he honed his camera and creative skills. In 2001 Rick moved to St. Augustine where he was invited to show his work in one of the galleries located on Aviles Street (the main art area of this old city). Three years ago he was invited into The Georgia Nick Gallery on Aviles Street where his work is shown today, along with The HUB on Canal Gallery in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
The Olde South Series was started about 4 years ago and has gown into a unique and widely exhibited series throughout the South. The iconic images, numbering 400 in the Series currently, are a part of private and corporate collections, on display in churches, restaurants, and in design and decorating businesses, and the subject matter of books and public lectures.
Often referred to as a “visual historian,” Rick took inspiration, both from a photographic standpoint and from a conservation perspective, from legends Clyde Butcher and Ansel Adams. He is an active member in the local camera club and is a professional photography show judge.
Rick is a military veteran and enjoys St. Augustine with his daughter and her family.