Nichole Spates
Medium: Photography

Studio Location:
none - Studio# none

Phone: 3474612899



Artist Bio:
Nichole S. has lived in New York City for sixteen years. Her photographic work, which has increased in scope and volume over the last few years, reflects the incredible diversity of experiences that she encounters in her daily life as a New Yorker. Her personal style is expressed through the lens of her particular interests, which beyond photography include urban landscapes and parks, dance in nearly any form, nature, modern art and public art. She has recently shown her work in group shows at Greenpoint Gallery (September 2018) and the LICArts Fall Salon (November 2018). In addition, one of her photographs was given a Special Recognition Certificate for Light Space & Time Online Gallery's Nature Competition (October 2018).

Artist Statement:
Nichole's images, composed or ephemeral, often speak to nostalgia. Although captured by an artist who is firmly rooted in a fast-moving contemporary space, her images often draw parallels to simpler times. Her series ConTEXTnaTURE zeroes in on the beauty of Leaf structure, surface and geometry, but portrays this beauty in sepia tones, conveying a loss connection to nature in contemporary life. Another project, Femmes Fatales, features photographs composed to represent the double life of working women who shed their serious obligations of the day to work the dance floor in the evenings, a subject of personal significance. Another project, ELEVATED, currently in development, will explore the interplay between the remaining elevated train lines in Brooklyn with the neighborhoods that they both dissect and serve.

To advance her photographic work, Nichole founded her LensMomentsNS brand in 2018. She sees her work as having wide appeal for exhibition in private homes or in institutional settings such as hotels, hospitals or offices. It is serious and beautiful work, but also accessible to a wide audience. To this end, she maintains a "shop" on featuring her work on household items and wall art.

All images and text copyright Nichole Spates