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Artist Statement
There is a constant necessity to repurpose the land for our benefit. The experience of the unknown and adventure within the contemporary landscape sparked my interest in this vast field of growth and decay. No matter how rich a variety we contribute to altering the landscape, the change is never fulfilled. This need to manipulate nature has come to display a multitude of meanings in the human response. It is a vibrant experience of separation; our bodies inhabit the land, but they are still separate.

This vast structure of land is divided into individual spaces. This division of space can be seen in both interior and exterior environments. The land has been repurposed as a place for travel, a place for industry, a place for the sacred, and a place to dwell. It is what we come in contact with every day ­­it is inevitable. I am investigating this connection between humans and nature. I document the transcending experiences I have while traveling through the world we inhabit.

Nick is a documentary photographer based out of southern Maine. His use of photography is a reiteration of the stark nature that surrounds him. His imagery is a self­reflection of the landscape and how its repurposed manipulations have affected the land. Nick aims to document the vibrant experience of separation; his investigation of space has led to the question of what defines a landscape. His process is activated through accidental and uncanny discoveries. These discoveries provide a description of how we have repurposed the land for our inhabitants.

Image List
1. Wood, 2014, Archival Inkjet Print, 7” x 5”
2. Truckscape, 2014, Archival Inkjet Print, 5” x 7”
3. Hearse, 2014, Archival Inkjet Print, 5” x 7”
4. Sacred Shed, 2014, Archival Inkjet Print, 5” x 7”
5. Mow, 2014, Archival Inkjet Print, 5” x 7”
6. Studio Portrait