ABOUT RICK BOGACZ
Born and raised in Toronto, Rick has been adhering to an essentialist philosophy for most of his working life.
As a journalist, he was focused on the editing process a daily basis, removing what was unnecessary and leaving what was an uncluttered and crucial experience for the audience so that they may gain a better understanding of the world around them.
He later followed author Greg McKeown’s view that life is about challenging the core assumption of ‘we can have it all’ and ‘I have to do everything’ and replacing it with the pursuit of ‘the right thing, in the right way, at the right time’.
Combined with the Japanese philosophy of Ma - the celebration of the space between things - Rick's goal with his photography is to evoke a calming esthetic that is both gentle and elegant. Negative space becomes as important to developing the image as the key subject matter itself.
Minimalist artists such as Michael Kenna, Christopher Pratt and Peter Dusek have all influenced Rick’s approach to the photographic medium.
Early in his career Rick worked exclusively in film but moved over to digital a number of years ago as it grew in popularity and accessibility. He also likes the flexibility that it offers particularly in the post production environment where he uses Photoshop and Lightroom interchangeably.
And while some of Rick’s landscape images are of man-made structures and nature in urban settings, he will often travel to rural areas north of his hometown of Toronto, Ontario to seek inspiration. It's in these rural locations that he gains a greater sense of space and lines to capture quiet balance, tranquility and stability.
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.
Featured Artist, Salon Section
Black and White Photography Magazine UK
Featured Photographer, Fine Art
Noir Black and White Magazine, Issue #5
Wild Photo Awards, Q2 2022
Lens Culture Photography Awards 2022 Competition Gallery selection
Selected works for Less is More Minimalist photo book by Alma Lusa publications
Group Photo Exhibition
Elaine Fleck Gallery - Toronto
Group Black and White Photo Exhibition
Blank Wall Gallery - Athens
Group Black and White Photo Show
Black Box Gallery - Portland
Group Landscape Show
Praxis Gallery - Minneapolis
Exhibitor, Epiphany Online Exhibition
Capital Culture House - Madrid