Hi, My names Rik.
Went to college for:
Graphic Design/Visual Arts/Photography
Im a graphic designer,
singer, song writer,
of the sorts
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.
Champineography Fb Page www.facebook.com/champinevt
Current Residence: Vermont
Personal Quote: "Whats Crappening?"