RICK HENSON PHOTOGRAPHY

About Me

   I was born in Temple, Texas on March 2, 1952. My Great Grandfather, JN Henson was born in the Republic of Texas in 1842. 
   In 1975 I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in Science and English and moved to Austin, Texas.
   My first job was in a camera store selling film and cameras. My life changed on March 28, 1977 when Elvis came to town. A friend gave me a free ticket for the show. Two other friends Jerry K. Green and his wife Dawn, helped me get in the right seat to take some great photos. After the concert I was able to sell enough photos to fans all over the world to start my own business.
   Over the years I have met and photographed many local and national celebrities including Darrell Royal, Willie Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Ronald Reagan, Henry Kissinger, George Bush, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds and many more.
                           Organizations and Associations I have worked for include:
  • Texas Association of Community Schools
  • National, Texas and Travis County Republican Party
  • Young Democrats of Texas
  • Peyton McKnight for Governor
  • Dell Computer
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Barton Creek Country Club
  • Dallas Independent School District
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Celebrate Texas
  • Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT)
  • The Ben Willie, Darrell, Golf Tournament
  • The Darrell and Willie Golf Tournament, The Woodlands
  • Legends of Golf
  • Easter Seal Telethon
  • MDA Telethon
  • St.Davids Toast of the Town
  • University of Texas
  • Cliff Gustafson/Spike Owens Baseball Camp
  • KVET/KASE radio
  • Roger Williams for Senate 

RECORD AND CD COVER CREDIT
  • Red Hot Memory, Kenny Dale, Capitol Records 1978
  • Only Love Can Break a Heart, Kenny Dale, Capitol Records 1980
  • C&W Classics, Willie Nelson, Time Life Records,1985
  • C&W Classics, Marty Robbins, Time Life Records, 1986
  • Right or Wrong, George Strait, MCA, 1984
  • Greatest Hits Vol.1, George Strait, MCA, 1985
  • Greatest Hits Vol. 2, George Strait, MCA, 1987
  • If You Ain't Lovin, You ain't Livin, George Strait, MCA, 1988
  • Sing Me A Story,Olin Murrell, Honey Locust Records, 1987
  • Honky Tonk Trail, Alvin Crow, Broken Spoke Records,1991
  • Pure Country, Alvin Crow, Broken Spoke Records, 1992
  • Cowboy, Alvin Crow, Broken Spoke Records, 1993
  • Feelin Good, Getting Up, Getting Down, The Geezinslaws, Step One, 1992
  • I Wish I Had A Job To Shove, Geezinslaws, Step One Records, 1994
  • My Way, Edward J. LaFong, Geezinslaw Records, 1996
  • The Son Sessions, Son Geezinslaw, Luck Records, 1998
  • In My Life, Larry Gatlin, Springhill Records, 1998
  • Dreams To Remember, Pete Mitchell and Friends, Spectrum Records, 2000
  • New Years Live 1979, Ernest Tubb, Lost Gold Records, 2000
  • Best of the 70's, Merle Haggard, KRB Records, 2001
  • Best of the 70's and 80's, Merle Haggard, KRB Records,2001
  • Country Classics, Moe Bandy,KRB Records, 2001
  • Still Loving You, Joe Stampley, CBS Records,1991
  • Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide, Ronnie Satterfield, 1990
  • Memories Love A Melody,Mona McCall, Heart of Texas Records, 2007
                                                            BOOK CREDITS
  • All the Gold in California, Larry Gatlin, T. Nelson Publishers, 1998
  • Willie, An Autobiography, Bud Shrake, Simon & Shuster, 1988
  • Willie Nelson Family Album, Lana Nelson, 1980
  • Willie Nelson, Heart Worn Memories, Susie Nelson, Eakin Press, 1987
  • Ernest Tubb, The Texas Troubadour, Ronnie Pugh, Duke Univ. Press, 1987
  • Texas Rhythm,Texas Rhyme, larry Willoughby, Texas Monthly Press, 1981
  • Austin, A Pictorial History, Larry Willoughby, Texas Monthly Press,1981
  • Coach Royal, Conversations With A Texas Football Legend, John Wheat, UT Press, 2005  
  • The Darrell Royal Story, (revised edition), Jimmy Banks, Eakin Press, 1994
  • Up and Down With Elvis Presley, Marge Crumbaker, Gabe Tucker, Putnam NY, 1981
  • Keepin It Country, The George Strait Story, Jo Spagmmato, Ballantine Books, 1998
  • George Strait, An Illustrated History, David Cantwell, Boulevard Books NY, 1996
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