Photography is my calling and my interest in it ranges from photojournalism (see past ArtPrize installations focused on Detroit) to fine art, portraits and cityscapes. The variety involved with photography and seeing something for the first time fuels my passion. A photograph, while often very literal, has a wide range of interpretive value. My work researching and photographing different people and places has led to self-discovery and my growing appreciation for the diversity in our world. My fulfillment as a photographer is directly correlated to my excitement of discovering the world in new ways. The camera is my vehicle to see the world on new terms and this craft affords me countless opportunities to share what I experience. Most of all, I love the variety that photography provides in my life. For instance, I may spend the day documenting the history of a segregated neighborhood in Detroit and that night I am taking pictures of my two children on a neighborhood walk. One week I am surrounded by nature on a Columbia River Gorge hike and the next week has me on assignment at a rural school house. I create my own “assignments” and projects based solely on what moves me at a particular moment. I enjoy finding the unique in the mundane. I have experience exhibiting, including at the the BOB in 2013 and the Devos Place in 2012. My photography has been published through several media outlets. Teaching has been my profession for more than a decade.
Nicholas's ArtPrize Entries
These are Nicholas's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Nicholas's Past Work
These are images of past work that Nicholas has done.