About Rick Waggoner [Photographer]
Some years back a friend asked me what I would do if given some time to myself. The answer was simple, "Go and find people!". Anyone who has spent time with me knows that I am passionate about people, and am devoted to helping others with my life. For me a relaxing afternoon would involve sitting around with friends drinking tea, or going out to take photos. My love of photography and people can be seen combined in this archive, as well as at www.500px.com/rickwaggoner. Cooking is also an activity that I find relaxing, but being a new parent, meals tend to get cooked in a rather rushed fashion these days. Along with cooking is another favorite activity, eating! Many of my Asian friends like to tease me by asking how many months pregnant I am, which is undoubtedly related to my appreciation for yummy food! ;-) Some of my personal favorites are Vietnamese lotus salad, Chinese chicken with peanuts and Indian paneer masala. As far as other interests go, well, I really enjoy learning new languages. Over the years I have studied Spanish, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese. I presently live in Nanning, China. My Vietnamese language skills are still stronger than my Mandarin Chinese ones, but I'm working hard to improve.