Having resided in Byron Bay for the last five years, the self-taught Art director, photographer, painter, fashion designer and multi- disciplinary visual artist left his native New York City for Tokyo in 2003 on an invite from VOGUE Japan to host a retrospective of his works from 1999-2002 at the Rocket Gallery, Omotesando.
The next 9 years were spent in Tokyo (Shibuya) immersed in the unique and ancient Japanese culture which not only influenced his art but permeated it's way through his entire being.
Produced during his stay, the photographic series "Tokyo undressed' garnered him the title 2009-2010 "Photographer of the Year" at the UK's Erotic Awards.
The collection became a global success after it featured as a blog narrative and was published in a 280 page photo novel by the premier Japanese art book publisher Powershovel books.
The combination of Rikki's observations of his surroundings and his almost photographic watercolour style produce stunning and almost voyeuristic images in which with a lot of his works, the viewer can identify themselves as the subject.