Name: Ricky Codio
One Word That Describes You: Blessed
What does being one of the BEMM 100 Men of Distinction mean to you?
It means that I am being recognized for my work and contribution to photography.
What are some examples of how you turned struggle into success?
I dropped out of collage to pursue my dreams on my own accord. I feel like knowledge is obtainable; you just have to go look for it.
What is an important quality you look for in your relationships with others?
Loyalty, determination, and vision.
What are some immediate projects you are working on?
I am working on my next gallery show titled Color. My work has evolved since I first started, but I wanted to go back to my roots of bold and brightly colored works.
What is the best advice you ever received?
People are always watching, so always show your best. Don’t compare your work to other people’s work.
What is some advice you have for other men who want to make a difference?
Help everyone. It never hurts to put someone on the right path to their own personal greatness.
How do you prep for an important business meeting and/or event?
Research. I am always prepared; due to lighting or concept driven projects, I have to be.
As a busy Modern Man, how do you unwind on vacation? Share a story about your best vacation.
It is hard to have a vacation, due to my busy schedule. My ideal vacation is to travel and relax in a nice hotel.
If you could travel and stay anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would like to go to Japan. I love the vibrant world they have and the tech that they offer.
Anything else you’d like to say?
Love what you do and it will show in your work. Be good to everyone, because everyone has a story or real world attachment to your future.
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