Ray Cook is a widely published fashion, commercial and fine art photographer with a career that spans 43 years. After graduating from the New York Institue of Photography, he worked as a photographer in New York City. In the early 1980's, Ray opened studios in Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Cook's work has been published in a variety of magazines such as Vogue, Esquire and Gentlemen's Quarterly. His work has been featured in several greeting card lines including, Paramount and Empathy Graphics. His work has appeared on book covers for Doubleday and Bantam Publishing Companies.
Mr. Cook now divides his time between two residences in the Blue Ridge Mountians of North Carolina and the sandy beaches of St. Augustine, Florida where he is currently creating a new body of work.
"I was born out on eastern Long Island, NY so my earliest childhood memories are of spending time on the ocean with my mom, dad and older brother. That is probably why I always fled to the ocean when ever I needed sanctuary. Now that i have more years behind me than in front of me - I'm thankful that I am once again living on the ocean.
I hope that this site will help you relax. Kick off your shoes - sit back and chill. As my Dad used to say ... it's all good.
I want to thank Jayrus in general and James Russell in particular for their tireless effort in designing this site. Besides being so talented, James is one of the nicest people I have met in my 63 years. With his help - I plan to update this site at least 4 times a year. So visit often and if you need help designing a website - you really need to hire Jayrus. Just click on the "Links" Tab at the top of this page.
Thanks for visiting .."
Ray T. Cook