Adam Holzrichter -- Portrait Painter

Today I visited Adam Holzrichter at his studio and photographed him as he painted a self-portrait of himself as a shaman. 

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Within the short time I was there, it was amazing how far he got on the piece.  I always can appreciate being able to observe precision and efficiency while someone works.

A huge thanks to Adam letting me come hang out and make some photographs.  I love meeting and collaborating with artists, always.  Sticking together and inspiring each other to create is essential and it makes us all happier + healthier.  

To view Adam's work, visit his portfolio at www.adamholzrichter.com

 

JBL Pulse 2- Dance Party (For Your Eyes)

Decided to make a GIF with the new JBL Pulse 2 bluetooth speaker I just bought.  Sounds great...and of course looks fantastic.  (:

Tree Cutters

Special thanks to The Tree Guys in Lake Geneva, WI for being great photo subjects!

Finshed Project: SleepOnLatex

For the past few months, I worked with Karl Shevick and SleepOnLatex to create new photography for their website redesign.

Within three different photoshoots, we created portraits, product images, and photos at the production warehouse.

From working with models, to the real people working at the warehouse...the scope of the project focused on a natural aesthetic.

To see the full website in action, feel free to visit www.sleeponlatex.com.

And to view more images, feel free to visit the 'SleepOnLatex' section of my site by clicking here.

Thanks again to everyone involved!  So grateful to have worked with great talent all around.  With the first shoot, we had a nicely sized crew...and wanted to credit everyone involved with the photo production.  

Producer:  Christy Schmid

Prop Stylist:  Johanna Lowe

Wardrobe Stylist:  Carson Hoerz

Hair + Makeup:  Kasha Rodig

Photo Assistant:  Sam Doyle

GIF ART

Animations are fun.  And I've decided to create a section on my website displaying all of the GIF animations I've made so far.  

Click here to visit my 'Animation' section.

I'll be looking to create more throughout the year, and of course if you're interested in having me make one for you, I'm all ears!  :)

Real Wisconsin - pt. 1

Below is a collection of documentary photographs taken around Southeastern Wisconsin looking to highlight the lives of real people within the Midwest.  

The series will continue on throughout the summer, with new blog posts every couple weeks...and in the end will be publishing a limited edition magazine of the curated series.

Industrial Photography 2015-2016

A collection of some of my favorite images captured at industrial factory environments in the past year.  Images were photographed for editorial and promotional usage throughout the Midwest.

Defne Koz // JuJu Magazine

Today I received a mysterious package from Istanbul.  Although, it wasn't so mysterious once I remembered the images I created of Turkish designer Defne Koz earlier this year.  

A portrait I captured of her was used as the lead-in image for the article in the Turkish publication JuJu Magazine which focuses on art, fashion, design, and music.  Really fun to work with international clients, and looking forward to meeting and collaborating with more people from all over the world.

To see what Defne Koz creates, click over here >>> http://www.defnekoz.com and over there >>>>> http://www.kozsusanidesign.com

Recent Features in Time Out Chicago

Yesterday, September 9th, a special print edition of Time Out Chicago for the fall came out, and a couple of my photos were published in it.

Different images within both of the shoots were also used within the articles on Time Out Chicago's website.

It was great working with both Anthony and Michael.  Both shoots were done in a total of about 2 hours, and they were smooth as can be.  And a big thanks to Jackie for helping out with the shot at the Steppenwolf Garage Lobby below.

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I'm very excited to be working with Time Out.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories, and this is one of the great ways to go about it.   

To view the article about bartender Anthony Mitchell, click here.

To view the article about actor Michael Patrick Thorton, click here.

To view all of the collected images together in my portfolio, click here or go to my 'Commissioned' portfolio and click 'Time Out Chicago'

Northern Michigan Weekend Trip

This past weekend, we were invited to go to a cabin in Fredric, MI and spend a couple of days with great friends and Mother Earth.  We all took kayaks down the river shown above...and the only negative thing about it was that I didn't wear enough sunscreen.

It felt so nice to be away from mass amounts of concrete and people for a second, and northern Michigan is definitely a fantastic option for a Chicagoan.  Being from Wisconsin, it reminded me so much of my home state...but surely has attributes unique to itself.

And another amazing thing...no bugs!  Visiting during the beginning of September was probably the reason, but I know to make sure for any nature trips I take in the future...late summer is the time to do it.

All in all it was a really great trip to free anxious thoughts and feelings, and to spend time with great people.  And a million thank you's to Amber, Jake, and the Oakley's for letting us come and hang.  :)

Majestic Kitten + Majestic Sunlight

Our new kitten Hermoinie was saved from a situation a few weeks ago.  Laura's friend saw a Facebook post stating that a kitty needed a home.  When she arrived, people there were joking how they were going to feed her to their pet snake, but that surely didn't occur. (Thanks Courtney!)  She was very young and needed to be taken care of, and she was passed along to us to do just that.

Being so young and not having much of a family ever, she has been extremely playful and intense at times...but surely manageable.  Definitely not a big deal...she is already quite independent and I dig it.

I thought I would snap some pictures of her today at the magic hour.  Been lucky at my new apartment that when it's sunny out, the light goes directly through these big window blocks in the bathroom...and with my white door as my fill card...yeah I really am a fan of this light!

Thanks to Laura and Hermoinie for being so patient with me, and I look forward to spending more time with them in the future. 

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An Organized Blog vs Tumblr

I've been using Tumblr for quite a long time now to publish new projects whether they are personal or commissioned, and I'm happy to continue using it due to the power of connectivity that it has.  But I've been meaning to begin posting content with more deep explanations of processes, experiences, and meanings of images...and this blog is where it starts.

So, this post is mainly to help redirect you to all of my past blog posts from the past few years.  

CLICK HERE TO GO TO MY TUMBLR

 


Otherwise, I'm quite thrilled for what the future holds and I'm excited to keep you in the loop.  Plus, the ability to describe and discuss my artistic experiences with other creators, lovers of art, and anyone who enjoys looking at and reading cool content is something I'm into.  :)

Thanks so much for swinging by!

- RK