Nico is a Colombian photographer based on the Gold Coast, Australia. He started his career as a photographer in 2012 right after he finished his diploma in photo-imaging. Throughout the years he has done a lot of traveling/landscape photography which he still enjoys. He has done work for a variety of clients in different areas of photography such as: wedding, food, maternity, events, family and animal photography . He has also relevant experience doing commercial work as well as portraiture, however the style that he enjoys the most and he considers his passion is action and sports photography. From 2015 surf photography became his obsession and it is the type of photography where he spend most of his time.
I love the infinite range of things you can do with your camera. I love the fact that there isn't 'correct' or 'incorrect' photos, it is just what you perceive through your eyes. I love bringing happiness to my clients, I love the challenge with tight briefs. I love that photography gives me a propose in life.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done a lot of food and weddings. When it comes to food to me is all about light and textures. So when you get the right light mixed with the right texture that's when it becomes special. On the other hand the interaction with two people that you barely know but they have so much happiness in them, is the best feeling. I always try my best to make them forget that we are doing photos and remind them that it's their wedding day and possibly the happiest day on their life. When I get to that point they simply loose themselves and magic happens in the photo.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I won the people's choice award on the EIP Gold Coast photography competition in 2016. My photos have been used in multiple surf websites and social media accounts like Swellnet and surfinglife magazine. I made the magazine cover on local californian surf magazine: Ocean Magazine in 2017.