Rocky Raco/biography

I graduated from Brooks Institute School of Photography (Santa Barbara,

CA) in 1973.  While completing my studies at Brooks, I worked as a photo essayist and sports photographer at the Santa Barbara News Press. 


Upon returning to my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA I spent three years in an apprenticeship at the Jim Pappariello Studio (a commercial studio) in downtown Pittsburgh.  This prepared me to open my own full-service studio

Rocky Raco Photography in Pittsburgh. 


After 40 successful years in the business, I now focus on commercial, architectural and industrial photography.  In recent years I've traveled up and down the East Coast working on a number of assignments to capture large commercial construction projects in New York City, Miami and parts in between. 


Please also see my son's online bookstore, Books Above the Bend that features some of my work along with his own photographs.