Инстаграм @rnicholsonphoto Ryan Nicholson
I photographed my first #crossfit competition today for my friends @mc_xfit and like any sport I was inspired by all the athletes pushing themselves beyond their limits. I see beauty in this “push” and as a photographer attempting to capture it with my camera is one of my favorite things. Kudos to all the competitors and thanks to @bradymora11 for putting me to work 😉
About that time. Time to rise up. Time to stand tall. Time to reap the rewards of your hard work. Time to let them know who you are. Go get it my friends 🙌🏻
From chocolate to diamonds... I recently had the privilege of photographing the CEO of Helzberg Diamonds the lovely Beryl Raff for Boston University. Beryl was great fun and kindly played along with my ideas including covering her blazer lapel with the iconic “ I am Loved” buttons that were created by Helzberg back in the late 60’s. Collaborative subjects are the best subjects! Thanks to Beryl, the folks at Helzberg for letting us set up shop in their Plaza store, and my main man @jasontracyphoto for the assist!
Some recent work for the fine folks at @eatingwell magazine featuring @shawnaskinosie of @askinosie chocolate in lovely Springfield, Missouri. Shawn has a great story (a former criminal defense attorney turned chocolatier) and his company is doing a whole lot of good both in Springfield and abroad with the farmers they have directly partnered with. You can find their chocolate bars at Whole Foods and a variety of other places including their website. Shoutout to @chucktravers for assisting on the shoot!
Another #tbt from a studio project that I produced a few years back entitled “the room” that featured a number of Kansas City based creatives. This particular image features my talented friend @davidburchfieldmusic who is currently in the final stretch of a kickstarter project to raise funds to produce a new record. If you dig on the folk/indy singer songwriter genre go to his profile, click on the link, and support his efforts! The set walls were painted by a talented Midwest based artist @visualsoulinc from a previous session of “the room” series. #collaborate #supportyourfriends #supportartists #musicianportrait
Good luck to the Hawklets tonight vs Bishop Miege! This is an image from my shoot this summer for the Rockhurst Athletic Department. I am finally starting to release some of the work from this very very fun day. Shoutout to @jasontracyphoto who digiteched the whole blasted thing and to @kevin__berg who assisted and shot some video content. And big thanks to my friends at @rockhursths for letting me try and execute an idea that has been rolling around in my head for many years. More to come from this project....let’s go Rock!
KC folks! Need an updated headshot? I have a setup ready for a client and figured I might as well offer it up to my KC based friends. Setup is a clean white background and only available for the next two days September 20 and 21st. If you are in need of a timeless headshot that could be used for a variety of needs (social media profile, business use, etc.) shoot me a DM for more info.
Ready for another adventure...even though I haven’t finished editing the images I shot from my time Iceland and Hawaii. Apparently I am more interested in the journey than the finished product 🤔🤫😎
I feel like a broken record but again I have to say that photography has taken me places and put me into situations that I never would have experienced otherwise. Like flying across eastern Kansas in a helicopter (shout out to pilot @matthew_bettmeng) a couple weeks back. Couldn’t help but make a couple snaps along the way. Until the next adventure...
Yesterday was special. From one of my favorite spots in the world with my oldest daughter making images together. This is the place where I made the first photograph I was truly proud of as an 8 or 9 year old kid. Yesterday my daughter and I made a few more images that I am proud of...together. 🤙🏻📷 ♥️