“I am pleased to provide this letter of reference for Ralph Macia who was employed by the Police Department from 1993 to 2012. As an NYPD photographer, Ralph took photos at meetings in my office and covered hundreds of department events, including promotion ceremonies, sporting events, and fraternal celebrations. He was also responsible for portraits and still-life photos that were reproduced in department programs, publications, and on our website. He proved to be hard-working and dependable and was highly regarded by his colleagues in the Photo Unit. Based on his talent and experience, Ralph was promoted to senior photographer in

2009, a position he held for three years. Before joining the Police Department, Ralph was an adjunct lecturer who shared his expertise with students at York College in Queens and John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx. He would no doubt be an asset to any organization.”

Raymond W. Kelly, The Police Commissioner of the City Of New York

“Rafael Macia is a talented and resourceful photographer with an innate sense of his subjects and an ingratiating manner. He and I have worked on a number of assignments. Most recently, when I was editor of New York magazine, Rafael photographed a cover story about New Yorkers who made real airplanes in their own homes.

I can wholeheartedly recommend Rafael for photographic assignments.”

John Berendt

“Dear Rafael,

I want to express my appreciation for the quality of work that you have, and continue to provide, to my firm after multiple projects. Your wonderful photographic eye and keen attention to detail has not only enhanced our firm’s portfolio, but given our clients beautiful professional photographs of their new homes to cherish. The way you are able to capture photographs in the perfect lighting allows for our potential clients to get the best idea of what their finalized projects will look like. As always, thank you for a job well done. We will always recommend your services and talents to anyone who might need them.

Best Regards,

Leonard Colchamiro”

Leonard Colchamiro, Architect

“For four weeks my company installed several complicated wallpapers at an estate in Bedford New York. The installation culminated with a Zuber Scenic Mural in the formal Dining Room. We needed to have all the rooms photographed for our website with special attention to the Zuber Installation. Mr. Rafael Macia made himself available, arrived on time and proceeded to photograph all the rooms installed with wallpaper. While it is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words, a picture taken properly, a photo which shows each detail, a photo that you can’t take your eyes from, is a professional photo indeed. Rafael made each photo stand out capturing the beauty of the wallpaper and the craftsmanship it takes to complete a professional installation.

We will do many more installations and we look forward to Rafael photographing each with the care and attitude he has displayed. We heartily recommend Rafael for all your professional photographic needs.”

Alan Rada C.P.