Riley Kern

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“I want to evoke a little uneasiness in the viewer, along with intrigue.”

Imagery must first be born from my mind; a fantasy, delusion, or even just a whim can inspire me. I enjoy looking at eras long past and drawing inspiration from those while adding my own contemporary spin in my work. Movies, books, and stories are all a part of what keeps my mind fresh and my images flowing. Film Noir influences can be detected in much of the lighting I do for my fashion portraiture. However, my aim has shifted from making believable period pieces to making interesting imagery with an underlying retro vibe, all the while keeping an irony and sense ...

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