The days leading up to the premiere episode of a favourite series or movie often include promotional images across social media. These moments, intended to be a sneak peek, create a lingering anticipation of the story to come; they are carefully selected not to give away any spoilers, but rather to create suspense and build curiosity. Additional photos are shared just before or after the program has aired, offering a chance to reflect upon the expressions of the characters, the actors that portray them and the feelings that they bring. These images can transport the viewer back into the moment, creating nostalgia and emotions that fully touch the heart.
Ricardo Hubbs is often the photographer behind the lens of those still shots, especially on fan favourite shows such as When Calls the Heart and Chesapeake Shores. His images have been actively discussed on social media, shared as fan art, and often are a snapshot to reminisce favourite moments. In this two-part interview, Ricardo shares his unconventional start into his career as a Stills Photographer, a behind the scenes perspective of his role, and his continued journey on why capturing the perfect moment is near and dear to his heart.