"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"
---Henry David Thoreau
Photography is my way of exploring and expressing myself. In that sense, the images I create are as much about me as they are about the people that I shoot.
I'm curious about the world around me and I'm constantly asking questions. Through photography, I can capture moments that pique my interest and examine them more closely, searching for answers.
My favorite subjects to photograph are people. Each person's gaze, pose, and movement reveal something unique about their history, personality, and emotions. Whether it's a group of people whose story jumps out at me or an idea that I want to convey through models and props, I use photography to tell stories and to try and capture the essence of humanity.
I'm drawn to capturing moments of joy and energy in my photography, which is why I love shooting at fairs, markets, parades, sporting events, jazz concerts, and countless other places where people come together to have fun.
People come in an infinite variety of sizes and shapes, and one of my favorite subjects to photograph is the human body. I strive to showcase its unique character, beauty, and whimsy, and to capture its many fascinating qualities. Some of my most experimental work involves projection-portraits, where I project digital images onto a model in a darkened studio, creating a collision of subject and digital art that ultimately combines into a striking image.
I'm an occasional participant in photo contests, and I was thrilled to be chosen as a finalist in the 2019 Ed van der Elsken "Lust for Life" competition, organized by the Nederlands Fotomuseum.
I'm always open to collaboration. Guidelines for working together on a TFP (Time for Print) basis can be found here.
To contact me, please email email@example.com or use the "contact me" section below. You can also find more of my work that is shown on other sites at:
Noh mask: Yasse-onna
Projecting Kate Ri