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About Nickolas

You can see in my photography that I often emphasize strange and unearthly landscapes and scenes. These tend to be inhospitable locations such as arctic plains or boiling deserts. Traveling plays a big part in my photos with an emphasis on environments and cultures that are anything but ordinary. In an often mundane world, my goal is to bring the viewer to atypical locations that don't always resemble this earth.


The more one travels, the more one sees how small our world is. Landscape photography is often an idyllic vision of nature that stretches the truth. While most of my photos are taken in the wilderness, the reality is that modernity and progress has shrunk the wild into small islands of untouched land, flanked on all sides by development and exploitation. Before becoming a full-time photographer, I pursued a career in sustainability. While I've since changed directions, I still have a strong sense of urgency to protect nature and keep the wild wild. I hope my photos can inspire others to explore and let our world be untamed.


Recognitions

Cover photo for Ethiopian Airlines magazine.

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Top 10 panorama of the year, Gold award.

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Top 101 Landscape Photograph of the Year.

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Epson Pano Silver Award

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Bradt Travel Guides: Photographer of the Month

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