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FEATURED: NICK SPATH THE PHOTOGRAPHER

Timed self portrait
Timed self portrait

In my late teens I attended Monroe Community College with the ginger known as Nick Spath.  We met in orientation and picked majors together. Nick and I were in a couple of different classes together including some photography ones… If I remember correctly he failed one of our photo classes (funny since his work is great).

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Since then Nick has blossomed into a creative beast, using old cameras and real film. I’ve seen the man in action with assistant/girlfriend Kate who is also fabulous and a really good sport. Last summer we were taking photos by a factory/loading dock in  East Rochester only to find out that people were in fact, still working there. Imagine sneaking around after breaking and entering a gated facility with lights, cameras, and all the necessary equipment. Indeed, it was pretty fun and dangerous.

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Nicks work is exciting and detailed, usually without a particular theme. He captures those slightly mundane details of life in a beautiful and often natural way no matter the subject.

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The above set, entitled “Salt” tells us a story using quirky ingredients.

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I’m definitely eager to see his work progress and someday I hope to see him the big $$$ because this mostly self taught talent truly deserves it. View more of his work at Flickr.

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