Rochester Institute of Technology College of Imaging Arts
About Jim Riche
I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1974 with a BFA in Photography as a Fine Art. Immediately upon graduation moved to Washington, DC and became a teaching assistant at the acclaimed Corcoran College of Art + Design. That led to a career in DC as a freelance commercial photographer. I was offered a job to be a Director of Photography on a clay animated feature film, from there it led to a career in the Animation and Visual effects business. Now I have left that business and returned to the photography I was trained for.
A passion for Architecture has led to a series of black and white images highlighting the architecture of Palm Springs and the many diverse structures around the world. A new series on the Los Angeles downtown area has brought acclaim and being featured in a show in the fall of 2015. These images center around the Disney Concert Hall and the financial district of Los Angeles.
This work has led to a number of commissions for his photographs, including the cover of the “Palm Springs Modernism”, a book commemorating the 10th anniversary of Modernism Week and the 12 architects of Palm Springs Modernism. His photographs are also being used in numerous publications and promotional material for Modernism Week events.