For over three  decades, Randy has been on a continuing journey to help impact individuals and the world with his still and motion cameras. He pushes us all to realize that we are not only unique, one-of-a-kind creations, but that we each matter and have a story that counts.

He says, "So, what do I do here? Well, as I like to say way too often, ‘I shoot people.’ That is an example of my bad photographer humor, but I keep trying. 

I am finding after all these years of tending to this relationship between me and this thing called a camera, I am more passionate than ever about capturing the uniqueness and miracle of life. I am in awe of how each person has a valid, inspiring story that has to be told, and that through these stories this world can be a better place. Photography, to me, is sacred.”

Randy is artistically influenced by photographers such as Richard Avedon, Annie Liebovitz, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Ed Weston and many others. Considering all of these influences, the connecting thread is that they are artists with a passion for capturing the art of people.


Randy Bacon is an American photographer with an extensive history in portrait, commercial and documentary photography, both motion and still. Randy is also co-founder and artist behind all of the photography and cinematography of the nonprofit, people empowering story movement, 7 Billion Ones

Residing in Springfield, Missouri, Randy has been shooting professionally since 1984 and is in high demand as a portrait, editorial and commercial shooter, as well as, a noted highly sought after public speaker. 

He has built a strong local/regional client base and travels extensively to destinations across the United States, as well as, internationally for client projects.

At the core of Bacon's work is the ability to present emotive visual stories with an underlying sense of narrative. His unique style reflects elements of influential film noir and old masters in painting and photography. However, after 30 years, this simple, yet complex, truth, "you were born an original", is still the creative seed that continues to grow his artistry for photography and film.

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