Test Shoot

Stay Flexible by NikkRich

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.

 

The In Between by NikkRich

 
 

I think the unplanned happenings on set are far more interesting, hence all the BTS I always take like here & here. The posed & prompted. These images were originally shot as an agency test shoot. I went back and curated with different intentions.

 
 
 
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In-Between

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Model Files: Q by NikkRich

Testing new ideas and wonders of the conscious

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PARTS


Why do this? Perspective. I want to improve. I want to break the mold I've gotten so cozy being in. Creating by the words of Capa -

' If it isn't working, get closer.' 
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cheers.

Model Files: Taryn (Muse) by NikkRich

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Taryn.

I first shot her in Atlanta about 2-3 years ago while I was attending school. She inspires me with her movement, her ability to switch her “attitude” on and off and her skill to smoothly transition through emotions.

I don't think it's possible to search for a muse, I believe it's an encounter that happens on your journey. Similar to a unicorn (except they're real, I'm sure others would beg to differ but that's a whole other conversation).

For me, it has to be someone that truly inspires me creatively. I can’t tell you where I found Taryn, or who introduced us but we clicked instantly. 

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I learned how to retouch on images of her, via my professor, Allen Cooley. She set the tone for future work.

I was so thrilled when I heard she was coming to L.A. 

 

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To sum it up -

She's the homie.

 

 

 

cheers.