Concepts by Nicholas L

Photographer Male Modesto, California, US My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/conceptsbynl
Mayhem # 791193

About Me

I'm moving beyond amateur status. I have assembled a decent studio and invested in some fantastic equipment. Now I need to strengthen my portfolio. I've been into photography since 1994, but it's not until recently that I've been trying to shoot professionally and gain recognition. I'm looking for models to build my portfolio and to provide to a model's own portfolio. I want to do portrait work, but would also like to explore artistic concepts as well. They can be my own or someone's suggestion. I studied graphic design at Modesto's Institute of Technology and graduated from there with honors. I really took a liking to photography so the design aspect is secondary to my career/artistic goals. I am currently shooting with a Nikon D300 and a Hasselblad 500C/M (Medium Format) and Interfit lighting.

"I believe that beauty lies within everything good or bad. Pictures simply capture light reflected in a scene at a given moment. We put forth our past, our experiences, ourselves and it is reflected back to us from those images giving them feelings, emotions, and truths. Some images are better at reflecting those things than others. I photograph in the hope that my images can reflect something more than just light."

I'm looking for anyone interested in being photographed. I'm willing to TFP, so I can log some additional photography practice.

Here's my flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholaslopez

Credits

Won second place for Travel/Architecture in Delicato's 14th Annual Photo Contest. Two other images were selected for display.
Had one of my images selected to be shown on the MTV plasma screen
in Times Square as part of a slideshow promoting Downs Syndrome awareness. I had a great time in New York in September (2009) to view it.

One First Place (Portrait) and one Third Place (Landscape) in  Delicato's 13th Annual Photography Show 2009

Had one of my photos published in a book titled: Roots of Human Behavior, authored by Viktor Reinhardt for the Animal Welfare Institute. 2009 ISBN 9780938414902

Invited to photograph Nickelback at their New Orleans show in April 2009

My images and illustrations were published in Dr Alan Kelton's Book: The Fit Arthritic: Fighting Knee and Hip Arthritis with Exercise. 2008 ISBN-10: 1598586203

First Prize (1 of 60, nationally) in Nikon's Moving Moments Photography Contest 2008

Voted winner in the Community Choice Category in the Beautiful Stockton Photography Contest 2008

2 Honorable Mentions in Delicato's 12th Annual Photography Contest 2008 (All submissions were accepted for display)

Third Place Community Choice in a Photo Contest in the Modesto Bee. Early 2008

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