Rick Ricozzi

Rick Ricozzi is a Wilmington, NC portrait, and commercial photographer.He likes the outdoors, fitness, his clients, yoga, cooking, travel and anything else that puts a smile on his face.

 

This months featured home in Salt Magazine  belongs to the Green family, seasoned travelers of 38 countries, and no indication they will stop at that number. It is a newly constructed home, designed by Matt Williard and built by David James. The interior design was developed by Suzanne Couri Trecco. It is a smart coastal home, built for casual entertaining. It is tucked away on Stokley Drive, a stones throw from the ICW. The home has a nice mellow vibe and blends well with the personalities of its owners. I enjoyed my time photographing the home and meeting the owners, Martin and Lou Green. Pick up a copy of Salt and read the wonderful story written by Isabel Zermani to get a real flavor for the home and its influences. Here are some of my favorites from the days photo shoot:

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For this months May issue of Salt Magazine I was excited to once again photograph a home designed by Michael Kersting Architecture. The owner of the home, Lending Tree founder Doug Lebna, asked Kersting to redesign the existing ranch home and add a guest house. The structures are situated on an incredible piece of property on Futch Creek that was previously owned by Episcopal Bishop, Rt. Rev. Thomas Henry Wright. It is surrounded by water on three sides and the finished product is just breath taking. Michael calls it “On Water” and the home has won awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Matsumoto Competition (North Carolina Modernist). You can pick up a copy of the magazine or read it online here. Either way you can get the whole story as told by the talented Senior Editor, Isabel Zermani. I have included some of my favorites from the photo shoot below.

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This months photo shoot for Salt Magazine took place on the South End of Wrightsville Beach. The home is owned by the Andrews family and is designed by John Parker and built by Ralph Konrady. The home is designed around the views of the ocean and has much glass to support this design.The three levels of decks make the outdoors living areas as inviting as the indoors. Its minimal interior decor and white color palette adds to the spaciousness of the home. It was a pleasure to photograph this home and the following images are some culled from the shoot. To read more about this beautiful space, pick up an issue and be entertained by the story written by the talented Isabel Zermani, the Senior Editor.

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In this months(November) issue of Salt Magazine, I got to photograph a sweet Arts and Craft bungalow owned by Dusty Ricks, who is also the owner of the Satellite Bar and Lounge  in Greenfield Park. Much  of the decor is designed or repurposed by Dusty and everything just fits. It is a comforting space. You should pick up a copy of Salt and read the article by the talented Isabel Zermani, as she takes you through a quick history of Sunset Park and a colorful story about Dusty and the wonderful dwelling he calls home. Below are some of the images from the days photo shoot. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did creating them and if you are in the area, stop by the Satellite and enjoy a very cold adult beverage and give a shout out to Dusty.

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This months issue of Salt magazine showcases the Dames Inn, which is described by writer Mark Holmberg as being gently haunted. When I photographed the house and got to spend time with the owner, Pat Peters, I immediately was taken with  her love of Halloween and everything associated with the day. In fact, she keeps the house decorated all the time and if you spend enough time in the home you get the feeling you are being watched by Dame Carpender. She was the original owner and died in the home in 2000. Pat and guests who have rented the home profess to strange goings on within its walls. I have to say the decor can give you a whimsical, but creepy feeling as you wander from room to room. This year on Friday, October 28th from 6-9pm and for a nominal $5 admission, you may tour the Dames Inn and see for yourself. In the mean time enjoy the photos from the photo shoot and pick up a copy of the October Salt and read the whole article written by the very talented Mark Holmberg.

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