Jim Riche Meet

Jim Riche

Rancho Mirage, CA

About Jim Riche

Rancho Mirage, CA

After graduating from R.I.T. with a degree in Photography as a Fine Art Jim went to Washington DC and began a career as a freelance photographer. He was a part time teaching assistant at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. Soon thereafter he was invited to be a Director of Photography on a stop motion film. From there he started a 40 year career in the film/visual effects business. Jim has worked with many of the best VFX shops in the country, Digital Domain, Blur, Ntropic and many more.

For the last 6 years he has been developing his photography once again and as of December 2018 it is a full time career in the Photography as a Fine Art world. He and his wife Melissa recently had their book published, “Mod Mirage- Mid Century Architecture of Rancho Mirage” that Jim did all the contemporary photography for.

Jim’s interest in photography as a design tool has led to many shows, awards and assignments. The work is about design, composition, abstract shapes and space. Light is primary, especially in black & white. Travels have taken him from Patagoinia to Los Angeles, Barcelona, Valencia, New York and many other places.

Mod Mirage, a book showing Mid Century Architecture in Rancho Mirage published by Gibbs Smith in August 2018 www.modmirage.com

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Other works by Jim Riche

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Best of Show Palm Springs Art Museum
    Nov. 17, 2016
  • Architectural Digest: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/rancho-mirage-book
    July 9, 2018
  • Palm Springs Life: https://www.palmspringslife.com/author/melissa-riche/
    Oct 9, 2018
  • Dodho eMag - Patagonia Feature: https://www.dodho.com/patagonia-by-jim-riche/
  • We Inspire - Camerapixo https://camerapixopress.com/publication/we-inspire-48/
    Sept 2020
  • "Mod Mirage-Midcentury Architecture of Rancho Mirage":https://www.gibbs-smith.com/mod-mirage
    August 6, 2018


  • Rochester Institute of Technology, BFA in Photography as a Fine Art
    Rochester, NY,1974 

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