Rick Taber is a powerhouse. 20 years as a professional Photojournalist, including 11 years with CNN, covering national news, entertainment and sports. Not only is he familiar with most cameras, an artist with lighting, and brilliant with sound, but he also operates microwave trucks and loves shoots from choppers for news and film.
He is currently with the Associated Press, and unavailable for hire.
NEWS: Through his tenure at CNN, some of the events covered include the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Utah Mine Collapse, and hundreds of other stories.
RED CARPET ARRIVALS: Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys, The Academy Awards, Sundance Film Festival, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, American Music Awards, CMA Awards, People's Choice Awards, SAG Awards, BET Awards, MTV VMA Awards, Carousel Of Hope, Maui Film Festival, CNN Heroes, MTV Movie Awards, Halo Nick Awards, ESPY's, Kids Choice Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Billboard Awards, Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremonies, hundreds of Feature Film premiers and hundreds more prime time television.
MAJOR MUSIC FESTIVALS:
Over 10 years at Coachella Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Rock on the Range Music Festival, Riot Fest, SXSW, Lollapalooza, Ozzfest, Grammy Awards, Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel, Sundance, Midtown Music Festival and TomorrowWorld.
Beck, Beastie Boys, Madonna, Linkin Park, Metallica, Gnarls Barkley, Morrissey, Coldplay, Elvis Costello, Pixies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Usher, Janet Jackson, Van Halen, Eagles, John Legend, Dave Matthews, Phil Collins, The Who, Willie Nelson, The Hives, Garbage, Justin Timberlake, Green Day, Blink 182, Dropkick Murphys, Ben Folds, Alice In Chains, Jennifer Lopez, Pink, Zach Brown Band, Janes Addiction, NIN, John Mayer, Christina Aguilera, Corn, Armin VanBuren, Tiesto, Snoop Dogg, Foo Fighters, Black Sabbath, Jack Johnson, Maroon 5, Rudimental, Deadmau5, Soundgarden… and those are just a few of the more well known artists. The list of underground artists is into the thousands.
MUSIC VIDEO SHOOTS:
Dead Sara, Jay Sean, Paramour, Red Hot Chili Peppers, French Montana, Snoop Dogg, Janes Addiction, Korn, Metallica, Maroon 5, and many more.
-2011 IBC Innovation Award for Globally Integrated News Production for CNN
-2010 Peabody Award for CNN Coverage of The Gulf Oil Spill
-2008 Peabody Award for CNN Coverage of The 2008 Presidential Primary Campaigns and Debates
-2005 Peabody Award for CNN Coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath
-2005 DuPont Award for CNN Coverage of the Tsunami Disaster in South Asia