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permanent collection | fort wayne museum of art

Earlier this year, “Looming Surge” was juried into The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014. A long time dream of mine has been to contribute to a museum collection. So now I am in their permanent collection at Fort Wayne Museum of Art! They are building up their contemporary photography collection and it will be displayed in future exhibitions as the theme seems fit. This is even more important to me than being in a gallery. I love the art…

the passionate sense of potential


In striving to make unique and stand-out imagery, finding relevant inspiration is so important. Our world is flooded with images! Limiting where you spend your time looking for inspiration becomes more important. There are a lot of trendy images circulating that live like a pop song. They are amazing and wonderful and inspiring the first time you see them. They are instant gratification at it’s best.

But the enjoyment doesn’t last. It’s sugary and sweet and your appreciation for it wanes. Every time you…

being recognized

“They didn’t recognize me,” I repeat.He stops in turn, my hand still on his arm.”It is because they have never seen you,” he says. “I would recognize you anywhere.” ― Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

This has pretty much been me my entire life.  Until recently. Not long ago I realized that it’s really not so terrible and not so scary to allow my photography to be seen by others.

And now that I have, my photography is being recognized. Several photography sites have…

kristianne koch riddle fine art children photography

getting lost

“For me, childhood roaming was what developed self-reliance, a sense of direction and adventure, imagination, a will to explore, to be able to get a little lost and then figure out the way back.” — Rebecca Solnit (A Field Guide to Getting Lost)

I have been thinking so much lately about our collective children-the children who are in general losing touch with nature, themselves and their free time to explore externally and internally. The current book project with my friend Tytia…

a sense of place

“Sense of place is the sixth sense, an internal compass and map made by memory and spatial perception together.”― Rebecca Solnit, Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Landscape Wars of the American West

I am excited to be publishing a book inspired by this quote in collaboration with Tytia Habing. It has been a great experience to commit to a collaboration, edit through each other’s photographs and then to discover an amazing parallel in our work. We knew we had something powerful when we…

my first born is nine

Merrik turns 9 years old today. He has begun the path across the threshold of childhood and is truly a young man developing his own ideas about the world and personal independence. I am so proud of the choices he makes and after about a year of him questioning his own choices in life, he is on his way to being a very confident thinker. I have been photographing Merrik in the water since he was born. He started swimming at 7 months…

kristianne koch riddle fine art dream portraits

Delphian meanderings

A Dream Within a Dream

by Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow:
You are not wrong who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the…