ABOUT RICK BOGACZ

BIOGRAPHY

Born and raised in Toronto, my artistic influences began with my father.

He was a draftsman by trade but in his spare time loved to paint and sketch with pencils. I followed in his artistic footsteps for a while but grew frustrated by the results in oil, watercolour and acrylic.

I am not exactly sure when I first picked up a camera but I remember purchasing a Canoe AE-1 when it first came out in the late 70s. I was hooked by the output, and with my journalistic background, concentrated on street photography as a hobby.

In the mid-90s I decided it was time to pursue my passion for picture taking more seriously. I left my job as a reporter and studied photography fulltime at Humber College in Toronto. After graduating, I took on contract work as both a freelance reporter and news photographer.

In 1997, I began a third career in digital media working for such organizations as AOL, the CBC, Quebecor and Microsoft. Throughout that entire time, I continued to shoot pictures.

Always a disciple of an essentialist mindset, a trip to Marfa, Texas and seeing the works of sculptor Donald Judd really solidified my appreciation of the “less is more” esthetic.

Further influenced by painters Edward Hopper, Christopher Pratt and photographer Michael Kenna, I continue to explore the use of negative space in my compositions, particularly architectural abstracts and long exposure landscapes.

PRINT INFORMATION

Prints are made on Hahnemühle Photo Gloss Baryta 320gsm luster finish paper. Wooden frames are gallery style black wood with museum glass and acid free matting. Framing can also be customized based on a customer's needs.

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AWARDS/PUBLICATIONS

EXHIBITIONS

Honorable Mention

Prix de la Photographie de Paris

(August 2022)

Jan, 2023

Group Photography Show

Twist Gallery, Toronto

Featured Artist

Noir Magazine

(September 2022)

December 2022

End of Year Exhibition

Glasgow Gallery of Photography

Featured Artist

Humana Obscura 

(Fall/Winter Edition 2022) 

November 2022

Group Photo Exhibition

Trees and Water Exhibition 

Black Box Gallery, Portland

Honorable Mention

Landscape Series

Monovision Photography Awards

(July 2022)

November 2022

Group Photo Exhibition

Black and White Juried Exhibition 

Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis

Featured Artist, Salon Section

BNW Photography Magazine, UK

(July 2022) 

May 2022

Group Photo Exhibition

Elaine Fleck Gallery - Toronto

Featured Photographer, Fine Art

Noir Black and White Magazine, Issue #5

May 2022

April 2022

Group Black and White Photo Exhibition

Blank Wall Gallery - Athens

Featured Artist

Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art Magazine 

April 2022

Honorable Mention

Wild Photo Awards

April 2022

April 2022

Group Black and White Photo Exhibition

Blank Wall Gallery - Athens

November 2022

Black and White Photos in Athens

Group Exhibition 

Blank Wall Gallery, Athens

December 2021

Group Landscape Show

Praxis Gallery - Minneapolis

December 2021

Exhibitor, Epiphany Online Exhibition

Capital Culture House - Madrid