Ric Ide

Ric Ide started out on the other end of the camera. “When I was in my early twenties, I did some fashion modeling for a while,” he remembers. “The photographer is ultimately the one who has the most control, and I wanted to be on that side of things.”

His love of beauty extends to the fine arts; Ide is photographer of record for several art galleries and real estate companies in town and loves the exposure it gives him. “It’s a real pleasure to do that kind of collaboration,” he says.

His technique has evolved over time. “I always pushed the contrasts on things, that’s what gives my work its distinctive look,” he says. “I still want that contrast, but these days I’m looking for a certain softness to go with it. I want the work to be high-impact, but without slapping you in the face.” He’s constantly looking for intriguing locations, but what it always comes back to is the people. “It’s the eyes that tell the story,” Ide says. “I need that connection with the eyes. That’s where the energy comes from. I need to get that from people: they open up emotionally through their eyes.”

Part of Ide’s genius comes out of his own life. “My life is balanced in every regard,” he says. “My relationship, work, emotionally, physically… it’s hard to get them all aligned at once and that’s where I am now. I’m glad to be in a place where I feel that I haven’t missed the boat on anything. I don’t have any regrets. I took risks, I did what I wanted in life, and I’ve wound up happy.”

See Ric Ide’s work on his website and his Facebook page.

Ric Ide Photographer
Ric Ide Photographer

Ric Ide started out on the other end of the camera. “When I was in my early twenties, I did some fashion modeling for a while,” he remembers. “The photographer is ultimately the one who has the most control, and I wanted to be on that side of things.”

His love of beauty extends to the fine arts; Ide is photographer of record for several art galleries and real estate companies in town and loves the exposure it gives him. “It’s a real pleasure to do that kind of collaboration,” he says.

His technique has evolved over time. “I always pushed the contrasts on things, that’s what gives my work its distinctive look,” he says. “I still want that contrast, but these days I’m looking for a certain softness to go with it. I want the work to be high-impact, but without slapping you in the face.” He’s constantly looking for intriguing locations, but what it always comes back to is the people. “It’s the eyes that tell the story,” Ide says. “I need that connection with the eyes. That’s where the energy comes from. I need to get that from people: they open up emotionally through their eyes.”

Part of Ide’s genius comes out of his own life. “My life is balanced in every regard,” he says. “My relationship, work, emotionally, physically… it’s hard to get them all aligned at once and that’s where I am now. I’m glad to be in a place where I feel that I haven’t missed the boat on anything. I don’t have any regrets. I took risks, I did what I wanted in life, and I’ve wound up happy.”

See Ric Ide’s work on his website and his Facebook page.

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