Today we’d like to introduce you to Nichola Salerno.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I have been a hairstylist for 14 years. The first half of my career was on set for photo shoots, tv shows etc. Every time I was on set I just felt alive. There was so much fun positive energy. I loved every moment of it. Fast forward to years later with a full-time salon clientele and a beautiful 4-year-old daughter. I purchased a nice camera and started beginners classes to learn my camera so I could start taking great pictures of her for myself. That’s when that same feeling from years ago when being on set came back. I have been obsessed with capturing pure raw emotions ever since. I’m still in the very early stages of my career with less than a year under my belt and I can’t wait to see where this adventure will take me.
Please tell us about your art.
I love capturing raw emotions. I want you to get a certain feeling when you see my subjects. I’m not into having my clients pose, smile, click. That’s just not me. I want movement. I love the perfect imperfection it gives you with each frame. I want for my clients to look back at these photos 50 years from now and think wow what an amazing time in my life and remember the feeling every time they look at that photo.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Just to be open to learning anything. Whatever life throws you into this business no matter how uncomfortable it is at first just go with it. It always ends up great.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I recently started an Instagram account. I’m in the process of building my website.
- Website: nicholamaephotography.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @nicholamaephoto
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