Los Angeles Photographer

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.

 

Product: Jewelry by NikkRich

Back like I never left! I felt inspired over the past couple of months to create something I haven't before. So! I decided to photograph Agamemnon's jewelry  in a different light *pun intended* .

Seriously though ... I truly love what I was able to create from drawing paper, a mirror, and a little sand!

Something sexy. Something dark.

 

NikkRich Photography © 2018

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

cheers.

 

Soft.Beautiful. Melanin. by NikkRich

You can't deny the beauty of melanin.

I started this project like I do all my portrait projects, with black women in mind. I began shooting black women my Sophomore year of college. Little did I know I started working on something that would clearly be my lifes work. A body of work that will always be loading, playing in the background of every thought and concept. With each new chapter in my life, the project just takes on a new face.  Stylistically they don't look the same, but they have the same underlying intention. Uplift, beauty, care, and love.

NikkRich Photography © 2017

NikkRich Photography © 2017

NikkRich Photography © 2017

NikkRich Photography © 2017

NikkRich Photography © 2017

NikkRich Photography © 2017

cheers.

 

Photo Diary: Adventure 🚀 by NikkRich

 *NikkRich gets an idea. She changes her clothes and begins to get ready for an outing. Wondering if her friend, Ferriss Mason would be down she asks Ferriss a question*

NikkRich: "Lets go to Coachella ..."

Ferriss Mason: "Are you serious? I have to get my work done."

NikkRich: "Yea .. lets just go. You see I changed my shorts and put on my earrings."

Ferriss Mason: *Laughs* "You didn't shower though .. and well .. I have to get my work done first."

NR: *Looks down at attire.* "True I should probably take a shower, but we're going. We're going after you finish."

FM: *Bangs computer* "Why won't this website work?!"

NR: "Restart it."

FM: *Restarts computer* "Still not working."

NR: "Lets go."

FM: "Ok."

Mind you, we didn't have much knowledge of where we were going, who we were meeting up with, and how we were going to get to where we were going. It's hard for me to resist a good adventure. Thank God for the Cloud 9 community on top of the parking garage though, we probably wouldn't have made it back home.

NikkRich Photography © 2017
NikkRich Photography © 2017
NikkRich Photography © 2017
NikkRich Photography © 2017
NikkRich Photography © 2017
NikkRich Photography © 2017
NikkRich Photography © 2017
NikkRich Photography © 2017
NikkRich Photography © 2017
NikkRich Photography © 2017

cheers.