As a youngster, H. Rick was levitated by illusionist Jack Gwynne during a stage show in Chicago. He received his first camera at the age of 10 and began photographing conventions for the world's largest magic organization two years later. Over the next 36 years he amassed one of the world’s largest photographic collections of performing magicians.

Bamman was named Photo Editor for Shaw Media in 2009. As a member of the editorial management team he administers hiring, recruiting and retention of the visuals team, directed image content, for both multiple print and online editions. He was involved in the development of online multimedia and photojournalism for the suburban group of Shaw Media which serves the mid-west's highly competitive community market outside Chicago. He is contributing photographer for Profootballweekly.com and WCIU TV's "Profootballweekly."

Bamman joined Shaw Media in 2006, as Deputy Photo Editor for the NW NewsGroup then assigned to the position of Chronicle NewsGroup Photo Editor. Mentoring staff and interns. He played a significant role in the innovative production of award winning online based multi-platform projects.

Prior to joining Shaw Media, Bamman was a Photo Editor for Pioneer Press. During his 17-year tenure he directed a staff of seven photojournalists and images for 24 zoned weekly publications covering an area approximately the size of Rhode Island.

In 2007, Bamman was named to the faculty of The Southern Short Course in News Photography, America's longest-running photojournalism seminar.
Bamman’s flilmography includes appearances as a photojournalist in Will:1982 and Lucas 1986.

Bamman was a contributing photographer for the Junto Publishing biography “Beating a Dead Horse,” The Life and Times of Jay Marshall.

Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Corporate, Documentary, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Video Editing, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography