Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
NIXON is about CAPTURING THE ESSENCE. The NIXON studio based in HOLYOKE, MA is a PROFESSIONAL AND COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT, paired with GREAT MUSIC that is all about CAPTURING WHAT YOU WANT to portray, for your business, brand, new job, role or portfolio. The studio is LOCATED AT Race Street Properties in the Innovation District IN DOWNTOWN Holyoke, MA. COME VISIT to take a look around. NIXON travels to MANHATTAN | BOSTON | ATLANTA.
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460 Race St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA
Nixon Photographer Q&A
What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?
In my work, I have to connect with any type of person very quickly. The most effective way to do this, is to actually be someone people feel comfortable around. Next comes direction. People need to know what they are supposed to do. The trick is to give direction, while also providing natural pictures. People will fall out of direction naturally. In the end, I have provided both posed, that look good, but also natural pictures, that capture the personality. That is what people want.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
Most clients decide on a professional, because they feel they do not know what they want. They want my direction and expertise. Understanding that, it's important to get to know the client's tastes, because doing so helps to ensure they will like the pictures we create. To do this, I like to meet with the client in person, for a sit and chat.
What do you love most about your job?
I have to tell you, what I love most about a job, is when it's finished. This is because I am so focused on my work. It's at the end of a job, where I get to make my rounds and really spend time with everyone I've photographed. It's during that time, I get to see how they were affected by the pictures we created.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I wanted my own photo studio with high ceilings. I wanted to control my hours.
Why should our clients choose you?
Photography requires no special certification. But I believe professional photography should. That is why I trained at Maine Media College surrounded by the some of the best photographers in the world. That is why I interned after finishing photo school, for 2 additional years and why I studied the works of hundreds of great portrait and editorial photographers. The best reason though, is that I understand the way light can be shaped to create good pictures.
Freelance Photographer, Set and Lighting Design
From September 2014 to September 2016.
Recreating or originating lighting and set designs as a collaborator with WhiteApeFilms, also providing or scouting shooting locations and providing camera and lighting equipment.
Exclusive Car Service
From July 2013 to present.
Studio Headshots of Exclusive new hires and staff.
Event Photographer [Luxury Night Clubs]
From June 2016 to January 2017.
This was a pre-determined 8 month contract. TNTVisions is a photographer agency based in Springfield, Mass, connected with nightclubs throughout the Springfield and Hartford area, through promoters and noted DJs such as Hot 93.7's DJ Craig and Jenny Boom Boom, as well as Reggaeton DJ MG and DJ Frank Nitty.
From April 2012 to present.
HEADSHOTS • ALBUM COVERS • HS SENIORS • MODEL DIGITALS • FASHION • ID PHOTOS • PASSPORTS • EVENTS • PARTIES • VIDEO EDITING
PROJECT | SKINNY
PROJECT | SKINNY IS A BOY'S FASHION EDITORIAL THAT PLACES VALUE ON SELF-ESTEEM. THIS PROJECT IS IN RESPONSE TO THE POPULAR VIEW BOYS SHOULD STRIVE TO BECOME BIG AND MUSCULAR. THE PROJECT EMPHASIZES WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT EACH BOY INSIDE AND OUT, CREATING A SERIES OF POWERFUL IMAGES AND PRINT REWARDS HELPING BOYS FEEL GREAT ABOUT THEMSELVES AND HELPING OTHERS THROUGH SUMOFUS.ORG BACKED PETITIONS AIMED AT WORLD ISSUES, SUCH AS HEALTHY INFANT FORMULA, REDUCING THE DEATH TOLL CAUSED BY HEAVY AIR POLLUTION IN CHINA AND HELPING PUSH FOR A SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT FOR WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD.
IN ‘CLASSICAL WORKS’ BOYS AND GIRLS ARE DRESSED IN CLASSICAL WARDROBE INSPIRED BY SCENES DEPICTED IN OLD WORLD PAINTINGS. THE PROJECT GOES A STEP FURTHER TO EMPHASIZE WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT EACH BOY OR GIRL INSIDE AND OUT, CREATING A SERIES OF POWERFUL IMAGES ALLOWING A GLIMPSE OF ONE’S INNER ESSENCE AND THAT OF PEERS IN CLASSICAL FORM. SOCIAL CAUSES BACKED BY SUMOFUS.ORG #NOMONEYFORHONEY (WITHOUT A SHIRT, TOPLESS) IS ABOUT: BEES ARE DYING ALL OVER THE WORLD, DUE TO PESTICIDES. SIGNING UP FOR #NOMONEYFORHONEY OPTIONALLY PUTS YOUR NAME ON A 500K PERSON 'SUMOFUS' BACKED PETITION, PUTTING THE BREAKS ON BEE-KILLING PESTICIDES AND NOT APPROVING THE AUTHORIZATION OF SULFOXAFLOR AND BAN ALL BEE-KILLING NEONICOTINOIDS - INCLUDING SULFOXAFLOR AND FLUPYRADIFURONE. #NOPLASTICSEAS (IN BRIEFS, PANTIES OR SHORTS) IS ABOUT: SIGNING UP FOR #NOPLASTICSEAS OPTIONALLY PUTS YOUR NAME ON A 750K PERSON 'SUMOFUS' BACKED PETITION, TO HELP GREATLY REDUCE DUMPING TOXIC PLASTIC AND TRASH INTO THE RIVERS, SEAS AND OCEANS. IT’S HIGH TIME TO RID THE SEAS AND RIVERS FROM BEING FLOODED WITH MILLIONS OF TONS OF PLASTIC WASTE. #NOGEMSFROMMYANMAR (NUDE "PARTS" HIDDEN) IS ABOUT: SIGNING UP FOR #NOGEMSFROMMYANMAR OPTIONALLY PUTS YOUR NAME ON A 100K PERSON 'SUMOFUS' BACKED PETITION, TO PUSH CARTIER TO BAN THE SELLING OF JEWELRY CONTAINING GEMS MINED, PROCESSED, OR TRADED IN MYANMAR. TIFFANY & CO. HAS MAINTAINED ITS BOYCOTT OF GEMS FROM MYANMAR, BUT CARTIER WON’T FOLLOW SUIT. BY NOT BOYCOTTING GEMS FROM MYANMAR, CARTIER AND OTHER RETAILERS LIKE IT ARE FUNDING THE MYANMAR MILITARY. THE SAME MILITARY THAT HAS BEEN CARRYING OUT ATTACKS ON THE ROHINGYA PEOPLE. THE SAME MILITARY THAT HAS BEEN SHOOTING PEOPLE FROM BEHIND AS THEY FLEE.
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