Nick began his photography career working for Ameen Howrani in Detroit during college. After finishing his degree in Photography at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at University of Michigan, he jumped into the marketing world working on photo campaigns for such clients as Abbott Labs, National Geographic, Lou Malnati's Pizza and Sears.
His signature editorial style is highly dramatic and has been sought for many areas of marketing and advertising. He photograph portraits, fashion, food and architecture and interiors. In 2008, his fashion photos headlined the exhibit "From Fantasy to Fashion" with fashion photography icon Stan Malinowski.
Currently, he is the director of The Learning Studio, the only experimental photo studio of its kind housed in Ypsilanti Community High School. Using his years of expertise in the commercial world, he trains students in the classroom in areas of scouting location, lighting, working with clients and being responsible for logistics behind and in front of the lens.
He is also available for commercial and artistic assignments.
Yen Azzaro (née Chin)
Yen's art and design consulting skills are rooted in a deep appreciation for art history. She was previously the Director of Madron Gallery working with some of the most incredible private collections and museums in the country. Her area of specialty is in American works from Impressionism up through Modern and post-WWII. Some of her more notable sales and deals include works by William Merritt Chase, Alexander Calder, and Julian Stanczak.
She curated and publicized numerous shows including the retrospective exhibit, "Robert Vonnoh, American Impressionist" the first of its kind in over 20 years at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Her research has been published in Antiques & Fine Art Magazine as well as various exhibition catalogues. She began her studies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed a BFA at the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.
She currently works with clients to best represent their brands through graphic recording and illustration and also teaches the skill of mind mapping to achieve goals. Yen accepts assignments in the Ann Arbor, Detroit, Chicago markets and worldwide.