He has also collaborated with other remarkable artists, his featured work includes Sex Pistols, Glen Matlock, The Stooges, James Williamson and Pete Doherty. His photographs seem to shape a timeless universe which is somehow familiar to the viewer, with a great ability to capture the instant as it was a fantasy or a recurrent dream.
Back in the seventies, the American writer and philosopher Susan Sontag argued that the proliferation of photographic images had begun to establish within people a “chronic voyeuristic relation” to the world around them. Sontag defended that “there is something predatory in the act of taking a picture.” For her, “to photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed.” One may wonder what she would add to this nowadays… Sontag was sure that photographs cannot create a moral position, but they can reinforce one and can help build a nascent one. Hopefully, Ricardo’s eye will contribute to define what is to come out of these turbulent times.