RickyC: "Well my name is Ricky. I go by Ricky Codio."
FGT: Where are you originally from?
RickyC: "I'm from Haiti."
RickyC: I've been in Philly for about less than ten years probably.
RickyC: "When I left Haiti, I came to America in-around 98'. I used to live in New York. So I might originally be from New York lol."
FGT: Oh okay, Haiti! How long have you been in America or rather Philly?
FGT: Where was your destination when you left Haiti?
RickyC: "Well, I've been pursuing Photography as profession for about a year in a half maybe... but I've been doing it for longer. You know making money and stuff off of it and stuff like that."FGT: If you had to use three words to describe your Photography what would it be?
RickyC: "Visual stimulating, different, colorful."
RickyC: "I do a lot of Fashion."
FGT: What would you say differentiates your photography skills compared to other Photographers in the city?
RickyC: "I just see things differently. My work is less serious and more fun."
RickyC: "Rent. Lol....But I mean, I love doing it. I like the feed back that I get from people. I enjoy hearing about what people think of what I'm doin."
RickyC: "Not really, I don't even own a single magazine. Everything I do is off the top of my head."
FGT: Well how did you get into Photography and everything?
RickyC: "Originally, I was a screen writer. I was writing movies and stuff and I was working on my own t.v. show..."
FGT: "Oh Really...what was that called?
RickyC".....It was called Fallen Stars, which was how I got the whole fallen stars name. And I mean it's more to it than that, but that's a different story."
FGT: Lol, Alright!
RickyC: ..."But um, I was working on my t.v. show and it was suppose to be showing at this theater in New York and Jersey, but you know budgeting, filming, and everything got in the way. So, I met up with a friend of mine who I know that films when I was working at T-mobile. At the time I was like 18-19, and you know, he had this party that he was throwing, that he used to throw every Wednesday @ P.Y.T. , and I wanted to go there but I was not old enough to get in.
So, I remember I took some pictures for somebody a couple of times a while back.....so he was like just bring a camera and say your the photographer and they'll let you in. I got in there and had the camera, so I had to start taking picture's. And that's how I kinda got into it. Then you know I uploaded the pics and everybody liked them. They told me to come back next week and I did it again, and again, and again and eventually...."
RickyC: " Do it as much as you can. Don't be afraid to work for free in the beginning because you need as much exposure and practice as possible. And do it cause' you love it. I started as a screen writer but I always into visual arts, and storytelling.
FGT: Oh okay ok!
RickyC: I was into photography in high school, but I really wasn't pursuing it. Just doing it enough built a passion. So, if you love it Do It! Try it. If you don't do do it, because your passion shows in your work."
FGT: As far as people you like to work with in the city, do you prefer to work with the younger crowd instead of the older crowd?
RickyC: "Yeah, I do like to work with a lot with the younger crowds.... I work with a lot of different clothing lines and stuff like that. I'd say I like to work with the young crowd because of , you know, the new ideas they have and the ambition. I like to work with the older crowd because they know the business.
FGT: Other than Fashion, what other type of categories of photography do you shoot?
RickyC: "I love to shoot musicians a lot. I like fashion, but the way I see my work, there's no set thing that I will not do you know. I will pretty much dive into anything. Except landscape. I'm not really a big fan of landscape."
FGT: Awe really lol, why not?
RickyC: It's just boring to me. I like the power of controlling what I can produce. You know I can't move the building, lol!"
RickyC: "Well I'm working on my second Gallery show. My first one was May 5th of 2012. It was called "Evolution" and that one came out really well. I had a good turn out and everything, so I'm working on my next gallery show "See What I See".
RickyC: "People don't really complain about the rates."
FGT: And lastly, how can the people reach you if they wanted to use you for your services?
RickyC:"They could email me at Ricky.firstname.lastname@example.org...Twitter Ricky Codio & Instagram Ricky Codio."
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