Counterpoint by Nikk Rich: The Book

 

I’ve always wanted to create a book.

I wasn’t sure what it would like or what would fill it but I knew I wanted it .. and I finally made it happen at what feels like the last minute.

My exhibition only had 9 images in it but I wanted to share more of the other images and this was the perfect way to do it.

To purchase a copy, click here

 
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cheers.

 
 

COUNTERPOINT EXHIBITION / ARTIST TALK

These past three weeks have been life changing. I created, executed, and closed out my first solo exhibition.

Boss!

There is something magical about creating a vision, and making it real.

I teamed up with BlckNLIt, ran by two amazing women, Jasmine and Pricilla. Who. Make. Shit. Happen.

“ When we team up, we can do great things! “

Sounds were provided by DJ Don Chon and drinks sponsored by Ilegal Mezcal

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For the closing week, I did an artist talk lead by Pricillia of BlckNLit. It was great being able to speak about the work to everyone, answer any questions and really connect with the people who attended. Which was my favorite part.

A lot of the time, I feel like, i’m posting and no one is really seeing or caring about what i’m saying on IG and connection is a big deal and very important to me.

I hope to create more experiences like this one and speak about the things that i’m passionate about.


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Portraits

Portraits are life

After last weeks life advice, lets get back to photography and talk about how much I love portraits.

I love portraits.

First, what is a portrait.

They're really the reason why I got into photography. A good portrait truly captures a person and who they are. Their personality, their ticks, their soul. Right?

Not to say that's wrong but I don't believe that ... anymore.

I do believe a good portrait shares a quick glimmer of a person. Have you ever seen a photograph of someone where they don't look 100% like themselves? Possibly more stressed, or happier? That is what I believe is what a portrait is. Finding something hidden. Capturing something that the naked eye wouldn't see and there is a beauty in that. There is something to be said about a person who can tap into that connection, and get that quick reveal.

 

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what does a portrait mean to you ?

 

cheers.

 

Stay Flexible

Something I had to learn: keep things simple and build.

I took a break for two months, and focused on slowing down and figuring out what I wanted out of my everyday. Taking a break seriously helped me with damn near everything, mentally and physically! This didn't come easy though, it came with challenges in which I learned another lesson, be flexible. As we already know, things never go as planned. I knew this but still found myself fighting against the forces that are growth. Simple things such as my sleep schedule, answering e-mails quicker, and switching my work flow to be more efficient to make room for more work. Flexibility is a necessity during times of change, sometimes fighting back makes growth that much harder. 

Another lesson: Don't fight change.

There is nothing like solely focusing on what you want and beginning to see things unfold. 

The photo set below is an example of patience and creating work without pressure. I felt as though most of my concepts and ideas didn't come to fruition because I either did too much OR not enough. Disappointing. Mainly because I was racing against a clock that didn't exist anywhere but in my mind. I had to ask myself, who am I racing? why am I racing them? where are we going?  I'm not sure who said things had to be done by a certain age but as an artist, it can be detrimental to my creativity. Fuck a time clock .. and who ever invented it

Although I still have SO MUCH more work to do, I feel stronger mentally. Imagine what I could accomplish if I focused every two months for a year?!

Message!

Key to life: Stay flexible & slow down.

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Model: Jordyn of DT Model Management

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cheers.

 

Model: Ms. Alex La Rosa

Alex is a good friend and amazing full figured model ! Born in LA, moved to NY to dominate real quick, then back to LA .. she knows what she's doing and achieves her goals. We got together and shot some pieces for Eloquii . Check 'em out below.

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Shooting someone who knows their angles, shows up ready with outfits down to the shoes specially when the shoot was on a slight whim .. is heaven sent!

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cheers.