The Photographic Journal

Same, but Different

Essay 78 • Sep 5th 2016

I have long been fascinated with the concept of things feelings very similar, but at their core, very different. Reflecting on this concept, I styled two models in a similar color palette, but photographed them separately. Not even on the same day. We went to the same locations - a beach in Alameda, CA -- and without telling the models how to pose, I documented how they interacted with the space. The models, Sitty and Nadia, are two very different beings. But, even in knowing this, seeing their photos flow together drew great similarities to my eye.

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Paige Ricks, 28, is a photographer and writer based in Berkeley, California. With her imagery, Paige’s goal is to always tell stories with vibrant color.

Her photographic style of capturing the color and mood of a scene transcends into her fashion photography which she conceptualizes, styles and photographs. With a special interest in documenting people, places and cultures, Paige’s documentary work ranges from photographing inmates inside San Quentin State Prison and women beer brewers in Uganda to street fashion in Central London.

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Models: Sitalbanat Muktari and Nadia Pignataro
Make-up: Nichelleb and Brittany Gaines