(American, b. 1952)

Jim Riche graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Photography. A passion for Architecture and Film Noir led to a series of award-winning black and white images highlighting the architecture of Palm Springs as well as other diverse structures around the world. His series "Urban Abstracts" is featured in the February 2017 issue of the Black & White Fine Art Photography magazine, Adore Noir.



2016 Photoplace Gallery, VT Juried Show

2016 Palm Springs Art Museum: Juried show of Artists Council Members

2016 Texas Photographic Society Juried show in San Antonio, TX

2016 UCR “Artists Expressions” Group Show

2016 Modernism Week show at North Shore Yacht Club Group Show

2016 Rebecca Fine Arts Group Show

2015 Monochrome Awards Finalist

2015 Beverly Hills Art Show 3rd Place in Photography

2015 IPA "Lucie Awards" Honorable Mention for 5 images

2015 New York Photography Festival "Last Picture Show" Finalist

2015 Photographer's Forum Annual Show Finalist

2015 Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR "Mother Earth" exhibit

2015 Published in Camerapixo "Fine Art" Urban Nature issue

2015 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris: Honorable Mention

2015 Gallery 446 Palm Springs: Group Show "Surreal Visions"

2015 Center for Fine Art Photography Ft Collins, CO: Landscape Exhibition

2015 Arch Angel Gallery Palm Springs: OneShot exhibition group show

2015 Atomic Ranch Magazine: Commissioned article on Rancho Mirage Architecture

2015 "Desert Modernist": Cover photograph and contributing photographer

2015 "Southwest Arts Festival" Indio, CA

2014 Palm Springs Art Museum: Juried show of Artists Council Members

2014 Desert Magazine: First Place Landscape, First Runner up Architecture

2014 Joshua Tree Art Gallery: Group Show

1975-1978 Eye Street Gallery Wash. DC: Multiple group shows

1974 Rochester Institute of Technology: Graduate Show


I will forever be searching through nature’s beauty and the man-made beauty of an architect’s design to find light, shadow, texture, and a sense of balance.  I concentrate on the beauty of design, composition and use the camera and light to create a new vision of the buildings and scenes I photograph.  I look for the beauty of design in the normally overlooked aspects of an object or setting.  I focus in on the elements that make up a vast architectural structure, a deserted desert homestead or the beauty of nature’s design in landscapes.

I produce what my mind sees and still try to be true to an architect’s intent, whether the architect was man or Mother Nature.  There is design in everything we see and it is the eye that can find the right angle and framing to make the most of what is presented to us.  I look around, I set the camera for a shot and then look behind me; I look up.  There is always another way to look and find the next image.  If I “see” it with my eyes I can create it, if I don’t “see” it, then the best camera and lens in the world can’t capture it.

I live in Rancho Mirage, CA and find a wealth of beauty and inspiration here in my own backyard as well as in the cities of the world.  I will forever travel and I always am looking, trying to find that small image or large landscape of the eye.




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