Nicole Ripka is an American photographer born and raised on Long Island, New York. She received her B.A. in Visual Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. From a young age, Nicole attributed everyday objects with artistic potential. To her parents dismay this began with hoarding anything she could get her hands on, wrapping paper, electric wire, nothing was trash - everything was inspiration. Until they handed her a camera. Today she considers herself an archivist hoarding images neatly on hard drives. Nicole appreciates photography for its cathartic powers. Additionally, it is her way to reinvent the world and to connect with others when words prove incapable of breaking barriers. She is first and foremost a truth seeker but she strives to take on real life with a poetic point of view. 

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