Roger Ricco

Roger Ricco finds many sources for his work in the backyard of his own studio, on a large parcel of wooded and fielded land in Woodstock, NY. Bits of nature, stones, shells, flora, feathers and the like are paired with found relics and new objects, and assembled into tabletop sets. A photographer heavily influenced by his background in painting, Ricco seeks not to depict reality but to show a whole new reality with the subject matter. As an early adapter of the digital photographic arts, he orchestrates further transformations through the use of of painted backdrops, dramatic lighting, and by shooting film through a variety of transparent screens. His humble subjects are reborn in ethereal and dramatic compositions.