My name is Ralph Collins. I'm an editorial and fashion photographer from Brooklyn New York. I've been a photographer for two years and have been blessed enough to cover fashion shows, shoot ad campaigns, work with Adidas, Jeffrey Kalinsky, and a few Fashion Design Schools. I got into photography to challenge myself to tell stories without words. The saying is "a picture says a thousand words" but a thousand words barely cover a books first chapter. It is a goal of mine to be able to articulate stories in complete in galleries around the world so that when people enter the space, they feel as if they just walked into the pages of their new favorite novel.
Artist statement: To be infamous is far past the connotations given to us by movies and cartoons alike. One who is truly infamous has created a persona, an identity that speaks so loudly that it casts a larger character than the person them self. The images you see here represent the darkest to the most joyful forms of infamy.
Black and white images were used to convey the battle between "good and evil" with the harshest of contrasts representing the dark winning over. The image in color represents the naïveté that can cause such an infamous persona. The "little white lie", the artist who believes in a world with no rules or boundaries. The childlike imp that we've grown to love yet fear.
My website: www.ralphco11ins.com