Test Shoot

On Set With: Sarah by NikkRich

Got back in the studio with Sarah to start shooting again. It’s almost been a year since I stopped shooting and after my mother’s death. Since taking on a new job, I’ve felt a need to create but create a bit differently. I’m certainly not the same person I was a year ago. It’s as if everything down to my DNA is different. My bones, my thoughts, my intent, the way I feel when I get up in the morning, when I speak ... different. I was reviewing my shooting process up until now and I noticed there was always a constant feel of anxiety which resulted in me rushing. Rushing even when there was no apparent need to and simply to get every single possible shot I could in whatever time constraint I’d rented that day.

I would come out with some good things, but I always had this nagging feeling that there was something missing.

Connection.

Nothing ever came out right. It was always ok or good enough. No more will this dire need to rush against this “clock” of doom dictate how my shoots go. The shoot I had with Sarah below was something of an experiment of lighting, make up, and using basic techniques. With this shoot, I moved slower with intent and used my reference photos (which I rarely do) to stay on track. I wouldn’t say I reached full execution BUT I can say confidently that I’m on the way. I’ve reserved studio time every Saturday - until to create something every week that I feel great about.

I’m excited to see what comes of it. Last time I shot every Saturday, I created a book. So … stay tuned!

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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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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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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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