Rica, new in town, bit of a shutterbug, bit of punkrock, likes the arts. Oh yeah, Fallcoast Gangrel Priscus and city court Sheriff.
A Version of Things
Rica's a New Yorker, a photographer in creative exile from the Big Apple. Perhaps to pursue some project or assignment. Maybe she was a big deal or worked for some hipster zine or website, who knows, she's in town now and sometimes seen hanging around nightlife spots or dipping her toes into the local urban exploration scene.
Another Version of Things
Rooster, semi-famous nom de plume for a masked photog. Known in some New York circles for her nightime cityscape, clublife and daring urbex photography. Graffiti has Banksy, music has Buckethead and Deadmau5, the NYC scene has Rooster, unknown figure in a Kabuki-style animal mask who would turn up unannounced, silent behind fake porcelain faces.
Rooster's work had been exploding out from Instagram, Flickr and online forums into print and other 'real' publications when she seemed to disappear. Her (surprisingly deep) back catalog of New York photography is still being explored and and new stuff is appearing occasionally (though obviously not from anywhere in the city), but that mysterious woman in the mask hasn't been seen in some time.
A Variation of Theme
It's really hard for a vampire to have photography as a hobby. It's a medium of light, after all, and the sunny-sixteen rule doesn't work so well when trying to use it gets you burned to ash. Not to mention film labs don't keep the same hours as you do. Digital has been a revolution!
Long story short, Rica's hobby has got away from her. The mask was a good idea at the time - she's well aware she can't appear on film herself, the mask means if she accidentally appears on camera there's no need to explain why she isn't, y'know, appearing on camera - but that also got away from her, part of this unintentional mystique that made her larger than life. Or was it the pictures? Or both? It's a fame she doesn't really know what to do with. She thought the pictures were okay, you know? But a decade or so of practice helps? And hey, it's become good money. Win-win, right? The Prince didn't think so, and suggested she go on sabbatical. Yes. Suggested. We'll go with that word.