Nico draws from a wide variety of experiences to create his art. His passion for traveling and the outdoors has led him into challenging situations around the world and in a variety of cultures – from documenting the behavior of endangered mountain gorillas in the Congo to balancing precariously above the terraced hillsides of Machu Picchu for the perfect sweeping panoramic image – he does what it takes to get the shot. His experiences and successes interacting with cultures varying from Serbian to Brazilian and Cambodian to Tanzanian provide a strong foundation and understanding for communication beyond the realm of language.
“My passion for photography has brought me to many out-of-the-way places and introduced me to quite a few interesting individuals. Challenging situations often arise, from language barriers to atmospheric light, to precarious shooting locations. Experiencing the combinations of these factors has increased my comfort zone. The beauty captured in my landscapes are directly correlated to effort in the field. When I’m out there in the middle of it all, I feel a certain focus and peace of mind that anchors me to that moment in time. I am excited to be able to share these moments with you, and hopefully inspire you to seek moments and adventures of your own, and to live deliberately.”
I first started shooting photography about 15 years. I soon realized that when you really get into photography you start to see the world in a different way. You start to see that there is true beauty in everything and in every place on this amazing world. Within a short time it became a true passion of mine. I love just about every type of photography, but I especially love architectural and nature/landscapes.
After shooting for a few years I realized that a lot of the subjects and places I was photographing had been photographed many times by many photographers. I then made it a goal to try to get shots that didn’t look like everyone else’s. Some of the techniques I use to try and get unique shots are shooting unusual angles and compositions, shooting at different times of day or night and experimenting with long exposure times. Nightscapes in particular have become a strong passion of mine. Shooting almost any subject at night can add mystery, intrigue and a special beauty that shooting the same subject during the daylight can’t match. I also like to photograph subjects that others miss because they are looking at the grand overall landscape. I honestly believe that there are things in this world that nobody will ever see if some photographer doesn’t take a photo of it.
I believe that if there is something that you love to do and are very passionate about, that you should do it to the best of your ability. By practice, persistence and learning all we can about the thing we love to do we become a master of that craft. I hope my photography helps inspire others to love photography, set their everyday goals high and to not be afraid to shoot for the stars.
I am a Utah-based landscape photographer. Since moving west from Michigan in 2005, I thoroughly enjoy exploring the mountain west and consider it my home. These photos are a visual depiction of my wanderings through the mountains, deserts and other inspiring places.
I believe in protecting wild spaces for all to enjoy. Travels thus far have taken me around the western states, Canada, Patagonia and Ireland.
The images are actual photographs with minimal Photoshop applied (no HDR composite images or ones with different sky dropped in).
Enough about me, go enjoy the photographs!
Exploring the great outdoors has been a perpetual source of peace and contentment for me over the years. It has fostered in me an appreciation and respect for the strength and grandeur and beauty of nature—especially during those riveting moments in which the light, scenery, and elements all harmoniously align.
Through the medium of photography, I have sought to portray glimpses of this pacifying influence in an attempt to perpetuate that pleasant association into other realms of my daily life. This regular visual connection to the great outdoors has encouraged a welcome calm both to me and many others with whom I’ve been able to share my images.