We talk about art and photo and business. All. Day. Long. Sometimes we need to take a moment to stop and appreciate all the incredibly cool things we've worked on. For today's post, I interviewed Nick and asked him a few things about his career and inspirations. Prepare to be surprised. I always am.
Y: Where was your favorite location shoot and why?
N: My favorite location shoot was going to Singapore, although it didn't matter it was Singapore. It was the first time I really left the country and went somewhere that far from home. I was with Sciortino, but felt like I was all by myself. I've gone on other shoots I've really enjoyed, but the excitement of seeing how people on the other side of the world live and seeing how different landscapes can look was really humbling. The funny thing is I almost faked ill to get out of it because I didn't want to leave home...and you.
Y: Who was the most famous person(s) you've been on a shoot with?
N: The most famous people I've worked with are Brett Favre, Stacy Keech, Louis Farrakhan.
Y: What do you enjoy shooting the most?
N: I like shooting people that are aware of themselves.
Y: What sets you apart from other photographers in the area?
Y: Where do you get your inspiration from for your fine art photos?
N: My work is usually based on something I've seen or experienced. Everything has a story or a control, for lack of a better description. I like my work to say something, whether people understand it or not. None of that "let it happen" bullshit. Photography is about control. Even the stuff that you can't control takes a good amount of control to achieve.
Y: Who are your influences?
N: Arthur Fellig (Weegee), Chris Marker, Art Azzaro, Arnold Newman, definitely, definitely not ________, Jeff Sciortino, David Bowie, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and many more.