Events

Counterpoint by Nikk Rich: The Book by NikkRich

I’ve always wanted to create a book.

I wasn’t sure what it would look 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 by NikkRich

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

NikkRich Photography © 2018
NikkRich Photography © 2018
NikkRich Photography © 2018
NikkRich Photography © 2018
NikkRich Photography © 2018
NikkRich Photography © 2018
NikkRich Photography © 2018
NikkRich Photography © 2018
NikkRich Photography © 2018
NikkRich Photography © 2018

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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Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Inua

Who creates jobs for women in under served areas

Bolden

Skin care brand made for brown women owned by two brown women

cheers.

 
 

Personal Project: Black Girl Beautiful ATLANTA 2017 by NikkRich

 

There is something about rich royal colors like blue and deep purple .. oh, and orange, golden yellow, and ... really all the colors in the spectrum compliment brown skin perfectly! If you didn't get a chance to attend black girl beautiful, hopefully you learned your lesson and won't miss it again. (Just kidding!) What's special about BGB 2017 is, I attended in 2016 and became apart of it in 2017!

Win!

BGB and I teamed up with sculptur, Kristie Mays, and created a series of portraits featuring her handmade wire crowns. Which are amazing af! Let me tell you. I shot portraits of the attendees wearing the crows so they could briefly become apart of the project. Seeing themselves as royalty!

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This new body of work is an extension of my personal work. Yup, that project that I mentioned seemed to load in the background, brought about a new way to show my work! The project I pushed myself to do when sometimes I really wanted to give up. The project I sometimes wished I never created because some Saturday's (I shot the portraits almost every Saturday) I just wanted to relax in bed. The project I stuck with until I felt it was time to move onto something new. The project that created a new venture for me. I constantly try to talk myself out of doing things I signed myself up to do and i'm trying to rewire myself out of thinking that way. This is gratifying in more than one way! Something I purely made out of the need to create turned into something bigger. I learned it was bigger than me when a young girl came up to me and said I was her favorite photographer and she's been following my work for a year. Mind boggling to think someone you've never met is able to see your work through a small device such as a phone, then to meet them in person. Crazy how big the small world of the internet is. 

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Being able to speak to these women and share stories along side my sister (who played a BIG role in my upbringing) created a new perspective. I literally saw younger me in every single young girl that came to get a portrait. BGB was beautiful to say the least and I hope to be able to experience that again one day on a larger scale.

Be sure to see more of the portraits similar to the ones above at wearemonarch

 

Photo Diary: Black Girl Beautiful by NikkRich

Where has the time gone?! I'm still raving over the experience I had at the black beauty convention, Black Girl Beautiful! Ever since then, I've developed a small community of people that i'm happy to be around daily .. and that's says lot! 

It was great being able to support black business such as Onyx Box and Nicolette (their matte lipstick is AMAZING!) which is seemingly hard when your not a native to LA and don't know where to go. If you have suggestions, leave them in the comments below!

All in all, I can't wait for the next Black Girl Beautiful in 2017!

NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016
NikkRich Photography © 2016

cheers.

 

Fly Girls - #LadiesFirstEvents by NikkRich

I first shot for #LadiesFirstEvents when I moved to LA for their event, #BlackSunday. The reason why I love working with these ladies is because all their events are for women made by women. When they reached out to me to photograph for them again, I jumped at the chance! This time for a dope benefit dance party!

Partnered with Lovemade & Spaceland they had 3 female DJs & Fly Girl dancers and a portion of the proceeds went to Downtown Women's center, the only organization in LA solely dedicated to addressing needs of women overcoming poverty and homelessness in Skid Row. 

NikkRich Photography �2016
NikkRich Photography �2016
NikkRich Photography �2016
NikkRich Photography �2016
NikkRich Photography �2016

Women DJs


                                                 DJ Noodles

                                                 DJ Noodles

                                            DJ Amy Pham 

                                            DJ Amy Pham 

                                                                                                                     DJ Kronika

                                                                                                                     DJ Kronika


NikkRich Photography �2016
NikkRich Photography �2016
NikkRich Photography �2016
NikkRich Photography �2016
NikkRich Photography �2016

cheers.