We had the good fortune of connecting with RICEYFLUSH and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi RICEYFLUSH, how do you think about risk?
No risk, no reward, this is the motto that I’ve lived by my whole life. Throughout my photography career I’ve taken tons of risks. Some of the risks progressed me from moving forward, and some yielded beautiful results. One of my biggest risks Ive ever taken was shooting full time for 6 months to see what it was like. The bad, I missed out on the benefits I had, the retirement, all those things that come with having a job. The good, I was able to enjoy life a bit more. I made my own schedule, I was able to do what I wanted to do, the whole while doing something I loved. Had I not taken that risk, I would have never experienced what it would be like to take on photography full time. I think it’s important for people to take risks in life. There is nothing wrong with investing and betting on yourself.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an American portrait and fashion photographer. What sets me apart from others is the fact that I love to pull the beauty out of the ugliest situations. Maybe its a less favorable side of town that I choose as my photoshoot location. Maybe it’s the rainy day when nobody wants to come outside, that I rush to grab my camera and take photos. I look for things that most people would overlook. Im most excited about my future potential. I know for a fact that my photography is really just starting to take off. I know that there are big things coming my way. Just the thought of my future growth excites me. I got to where I am today professionally through never giving up. I just kept showing up with my camera. There have been times I would get so frustrated with learning photography that I thought about selling my camera. I never did, I just kept going back to the drawing board until I was able to build a stable foundation I could expand on. One of the most important lessons I learned along the way is, “Just because your dreams don’t come true now, doesn’t mean that they wont in the future. I just want the world to know to keep trying and never give up.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The first place I would have to bring someone is to the Turkey Let Hut on Almeda. It’s a Black Owned business with a lot of history behind it. The Turkey Legs are specially prepared with different food themes. Many tourists travel from outside of the US with TLH at the top of the destination list. After eating I would definitely recommend riding bikes through downtown. It’s a vibe, just jamming music and seeing the city.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I dedicate my shoutout to the City of Houston. All of the people in the city that have had my back since the beginning. Everyone thats shared my post, recommended my work to others, and just overall promoted me, I thank you. It’s one thing to get love and support from people all over the world, it hits different when its love from your hometown. Im very proud of my city and the people in it. I take pride in letting people know where I’m from.

Website: www.riceyflush.com

Instagram: riceyflush

Image Credits
Slim Thug Killa Kyleon Josh 2CSFinest

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