Oakland, CA, United States
Nicholas was born in Naples, Italy in 1982. His involvement with the arts began while studying fashion in Milan. Upon graduation he started working as an Art Director for three venues in Naples and Rome. During his years as an Art Director in Italy, Nicholas had the chance to work with students and professors from the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. His close relationship with Ludovica Rambelli and her continuous theatrical research inspired him to research more of his own interests. He started using photography as a research tool, which ultimately pushed him to continue his studies and relocated him to San Francisco. There he earned an MFA in Photography and developed a close relationship with the medium. In his work, Nicholas concentrates on the connection between individual and land and, in a greater context, how that influences social relations and notions of self. In 2012, Nicholas was awarded the Our World Portfolio Review scholarship and was selected to be part of the prestigious 100 attending the Santa Fe Portfolio Review.