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Rick Cotter

Owner - Exodus Photography

Phone:

(405) 623-7943

Email:

Address:

P.O. Box 805
Jones, Oklahoma 73049

Date of Birth:

October 12, 1959

A Bit About Me

  Rick's artistic journey began as a child spending hours on a SPIROGRAPH. This enhanced or created a fascination with graphic patterns. As a lover nature, Rick enjoys highlighting these patterns with an emphasis on the details. Getting a disposable at a young age, film introduced a whole new level of creativity. The suspense of what prints came back was always a mystery.

 

  These fine details in nature seem miraculous at every level. A flower blooming, a seed popping, clouds changing in color and shape, they all happen every second all around us.

 

  Capturing these details in a way that cause the viewer to pause and contemplate the unfolding and transforming of all we are surrounded by, is a mission of Ricks work. To bring awareness to the unaware can transform the viewers relationship with our world.

  Graduating Highschool in Nashua, NH in 1977, Rick began his career in the Plumbing industry. Shortly after he moved to Texas where he earned his first Master Plumbing license and started his first business. Moving back to New Hampshire and ultimately started business there.

 

  Father of 6 children and settling down in his home state of Oklahoma, Rick ran a Plumbing Business for 21 years before closing the doors to follow his heART.

 

  2008 began his full on immersion into photography.    

 

  Below is a chain to show this journey to present!  

                           

                                                    Thanks for being an active part of this!

Photography Journey

2008

2010

2011

2011

Began investing time and money with specific purpose of being a professional. Started online classes by committing to year long series with BetterPhoto.com with Professionals like Jim Zuckerman, William Neill and others.

Photo competition at Oklahoma State fair.

First place Graphic category

Second place in Flower category 

Total of 7 ribbons in 12 categories entered.

Photo competition at Oklahoma State fair.

Grand Champion ribbon. 

8 ribbons in 12 categories entered.

2012

2013

2011

2011

Introduced to PPA Professional Photographers of America.

Began entering regional and IPC International print competition

First year Received 2 Merit awards out of the 4 entered

IPC International Photographic competition.

Multiple awards state, regional and international.

Published in "Showcase Book" - IPC

Photo competition at Oklahoma State fair.

Grand Champion ribbon. 

8 ribbons in 12 categories entered.

2012

2013

2014

Introduced to PPA Professional Photographers of America.

Began entering regional and IPC International print competition

First year Received 2 Merit awards out of the 4 entered.

Published in "Showcase Book" - Spirit Moved Upon the Water

IPC International Photographic competition.

Multiple awards state, regional and international.

Published in "Showcase Book" - Express Yourself

Published in "Loan Collection" book of the best of the best.

IPC Competition - 2 Merit award images out of 4 submitted.

"Photoslam" speaker at "Oklahoma City Art Museum"

Solo exhibit at Oklahoma City Botanical Gardens/Myriad Gardens

2015

2016

2017-Present

IPC- 3 Merit awards out of 4 images submitted.

IPC International Photographic competition. 

4 Out of 4 images Awarded, plus 1 "Loan Collection"

Silver Medal POTY award winner! 

"Master of Photography degree recipient.

President "Metro Professional Photographers"- Oklahoma City.

Multiple Art shows and exhibits.

Installations of many images in Baptist Medical, Mercy and other non-profits.

Continually growing in technical and creative processes.

Pressing in to bring excellence in imagery for wall art and NFTs.

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