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June 29, 2008

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Kari

Well, if it's this guy
http://www.scvleon.com/rioux/index.htm
Then we're out of luck since he died in 1997. :(

Celia of Seattle

the quest begins for the original price of the kittens!

xerxys

ounds like Kari could be right. The guy was 'an acclaimed... ...photographer' who lived in California and dies in 1997. Sounds like he did a lot of good things for the world, including phtographing fluffy kittens.

leslie

i think it's a great photo, and i would have been proud to have taken that photo.

greencolander

Chris: there's a thing called "Google" to help with mysteries like this.

http://www.lacountyparks.org/Parkinfo.asp?URL=cms1_033255.asp&Title=Dr.%20Richard%20R.%20Rioux

ottawaJess

ok, by "#2 of 200" does he mean it's the second of 200 photographs of those kittens, or the first two kittens of the 200 he photographed altogether? Because I didn't think there was enough variation in kittens to photograph two hundred of them, or even two of them two hundred times.

mary

he liked it so much that he waited a year to sign it

Kristyn

It's true no one appreciates your work until after you're dead. Sad story really.

xD

i think kari is right..

-L @ I N-

Google= awesome.


Parks > Dr. Richard R. Rioux

Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park

26233 West Faulkner Drive
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
(661) 222-9536


Dedicated in 1999, Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, consists of 16 acres of parkland in his memory. As the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Antelope Valley Rehabilitation Centers at Acton and Warm Springs, he worked with over 22,000 residents recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. He also pioneered the development of an innovative literacy training program having helped thousands of people attain literacy skills. Dr. Rioux was also the founder and first president of the Stevenson Ranch Town Council, an award-winning photographer columnist, author of two books, and an avid sports enthusiast, having completed 26 marathons and climbed Mt. Whitney seven times.

-L @ I N-

codeman200

those look like CANADIAN KITTENS!!

jen

http://www.scvleon.com/rioux/index.htm

Yeah, he's in kitty heaven now.

Oh well, It just means your kitten print is worth more now.

He does have a park named after him- http://lacountyparks.org/Parkinfo.asp?URL=cms1_033255.asp&Title=Dr.%20Richard%20R.%20Rioux

" Dedicated in 1999, Dr. Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, consists of 16 acres of parkland in his memory. As the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Antelope Valley Rehabilitation Centers at Acton and Warm Springs, he worked with over 22,000 residents recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. He also pioneered the development of an innovative literacy training program having helped thousands of people attain literacy skills. Dr. Rioux was also the founder and first president of the Stevenson Ranch Town Council, an award-winning photographer columnist, author of two books, and an avid sports enthusiast, having completed 26 marathons and climbed Mt. Whitney seven times."

He sounds like he was a really nice guy.

Perhaps it would be a good idea to donate the print to the park? They could hang it in their office if they have one. Or maybe he has family who would appreciate it.

jen

Ech, sorry, I didn't read lain's quote before posting, lol.

Anyway, He does have books floating around. I just bought a copy of 'Images, sunrises, sunsets and in between: The Santa Clarita Valley, California' by Richard H Rioux.

He has four children and a wife, who seems to still be alive. Maybe they'd like the print. Or maybe they have 1 out of 200.

Amy

I'm guessing these kittens completed rehab with the good doctor. I wonder if they were able to stay clean?

Rena

Really great people are only allowed in the presence of two kittens. Anyone else is peed upon.

Great sleuthing, everyone!

charlie uk

the power of the cult at work!

sara

here's something the good doctor wrote about his wife:

"how I twinkle inside when I see her walking in front of me. Dare a man hurt her! The lion in me would run wild after the perpetrator. There would be nothing left, not even for vultures to feed on. Nothing. I would pummel him to dust. No man touches my woman, my wife, my life. No man. No man."

Will

This guy seems to be pretty popular. There's a whole bunch of tributes to him at http://www.scvleon.com/rioux/tributes.htm including a shout out in the House of Representatives.

By the way, the numbering usually means he had 200 of that photo printed.

Jordan

When I saw #2 / 200 I burst out laughing

A Person

Maybe the cult should spend an afternoon there in a get-together.

A nice picnic in the park.

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I think it's a lovely photo of the kittens, and good photography should be appreciated and signed much like a painting. The art form of photography is no less than painting.

zaa27

yeah, this guy's not going to respond to you, according to his website, he's dead
http://www.scvleon.com/rioux/index.htm

beesley

I'm sure Richard is happy up there in kitty heaven, knowing that our cult is enjoying his work. Chris has such great taste! That is beautiful, collectible aht that any CCL would love to have. I'm glad he finally explained the story behind the prop. 2 of 200...it is "inspiring" to know that someone had that much faith in a portrait of two kittens.

customcartoons

Enough about this Rioux dude! That's one hawt photo of Chris!! Double meow!

Toadbear

Chris, you need to do another photo shoot! This time, with no shirt!

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