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Rik Champine
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United States
Hi, My names Rik.

Went to college for:
Graphic Design/Visual Arts/Photography

Im a graphic designer,
singer, song writer,
of the sorts
Animal lover

For my photography i use a very cheap Nikon COOLPIX L120. I dont have extra money to spend on a DSLR but would really like one someday. I come from a very lower class family, and i put myself through college on my own, ive never really had much handed to be so i have to earn the things i want most. my photography is not about how perfect or crisp the pixels are, I try to add angles and macroing with interesting subject matter and naturalistic color palettes. I try to always incorporate the rules/principles of design i learned in college into every photograph i take.

I am a freelance photographer for my local newspaper.

All of my 35mm B-W film was self developed, and all photography was self enlarged onto photo paper in a dark room at my college college. I enjoy the film process of the slowly forgotten art of film photography. I prefer the soft edges and grain of film compared to HD photos. Film is a long process just to see what your shots even look right, and that is if you didn't ruin them during the development process. Making film prints takes a certain skill and patience, and the final product is much more rewarding to obtain than a SD card full of shots in a matter of moments.

Don't let your art be held back by technological tools, let it only be held back by the abilities of your own creative mind.

If i have favorited your work it was because i truly thought it was art. I do not random fave uploads to get your page views or comments like some people seem to do on this site.

HDR photography is always terrible. If your entire galley is HDR, you have no idea what it means to be creative by letting your camera and editing change your subject matter and textures to such an extreme.

:ignore: :blahblah:


Champineography Fb Page

Current Residence: Vermont
Personal Quote: "Whats Crappening?"

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