About Me

This page is all about me. Sorry but I have to do this. I will keep it brief ok?

So who am I?

I am Rick McEvoy, formal name Richard. I am in my early 50s, happily married and living in Dorset.

My interests are my family, photography, travel, football and cricket.


I have been interested in photography since the age of about 13 (so long ago I can’t actually remember). I had my own darkroom by the age of 16 (funded and tolerated on the chest freezer in the utility room by Mum and Dad).

I have no idea where this lifelong interest came from, and no idea why all these years later photography is still my thing. But it is. Which is nice.


At school I was rubbish and pretty much flunked my “O” Levels, getting three first time and three more on resits. Not good grades either.

For my “A” Levels I “studied” Geography, Geology and Art. Art? Yes I wanted to learn photography even back then. I dropped out of art and passed my other 2 A Levels with the lowest possible grades (E). I even failed General Studies.

So hardly a gifted student then.


I left school and went to Art College for 2 terms before deciding that I needed money. I dropped out of college and started working for a construction company, starting right at the bottom as a labourer.

This gave me an excellent grounding in, well everything. Since then I have been a senior project manager, building surveyor, facilities manager and lots of other things in a wide variety of environments and sectors.


I have travelled extensively with my best mate, Mrs M.

I have also summited the highest active volcano in the world, completed the London Marathon and dived to a ridiculous depth.


I am professionally qualified in construction, still proud after all these years to have the letters MCIOB.

I am also professionally qualified in photography, being an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP).

This is my listing on the BIPP website.

These two qualifications put me in, I believe, a unique position to be able photograph buildings. Especially when you add two lifetimes of experience in construction and photography.

You can read more about that on my Work With Me page.

Find out more about me

If you want to find out more about me then please check out my blog, and also my You Tube Channel where you see and hear actual me! I am far from a gifted presenter, this is the real me.

I was going to stop there but there are a few more things I want to share with you.

My Photography Blog

I write a photography blog about a variety of subjects. I write as I talk, so this is a great place to get to know me. And if that is not enough I have my own You Tube Channel where I post a weekly video which accompanies my weekly photography blog post. When I have time that is.

Travel Photography

Talking of travel (which I was earlier), my other photographic thing is travel photography. This is where I combine my loves of photography and travel, so much so that I have created two websites.

Paxos Travel Guide

Photos of Santorini

Check out these websites and you will see the other side of me, the travel side. Paxos Travel Guide also has an accompanying You Tube Channel.

My landscape photography

This is my other passion. I am not sure where travel photography starts and landscape photography ends. Not that it matters.

Check out my pages about places in England




How to get in touch with me

Fill in the form on my contact page.

You can also email me at


or phone me on


You can also find out what I am up to on my other social media channels.

Although to be honest my website is the best place these days.

You Tube






Last thing I want to say here is that Rick McEvoy photography is just me – I do everything, and I mean everything. This is how I can guarantee that if you commission me you will get the highest quality, personal service that I can provide – this is what I pride myself on.

And my photos are not too bad either, even if I do say so myself!


Rick McEvoy Photography

27 Springdale Avenue, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 9ET.