W.R. Heick’s career in still photography as well as filmmaking has covered locations on six continents spanning seven decades. Born in 1916, W. R. Heick grew up in Kentucky and attended the University of Cincinnati. He married Jeanne Ridge in 1942 and after serving as a naval intelligence photographer during World War II in the Pacific, He continued his education at San Francisco State University as well as the California School of Fine Arts (Now the San Francisco Art Institute) where the studied photography, painting and sculpture under such notable teachers as Ansel Adams and Minor White. It was during this period that he met and made lifelong friends with both Imogen Cunningham and Dorthea Lange who he regards as the primary influences on his photographic work.
His fine art photography has been exhibited at: