The Search For Lucille

I’ve been trying to avoid the conversation of camera gear over the past few months, while I dig deeper into the theory behind my work. But I want to share a conversation going on in my head as of late.  Growing up I remember sitting in my room, sifting through my dads tape & record… Read More

“Silence & Obscura” Exhibition Thank You

I had the immense privilege of being the first solo artist exhibition at the new location of Ferris Coffee, in the Trust building of Downtown Grand Rapids. This was my first legitimate exhibition, and to have it be a solo show at that was truly an honor. If you follow my Instagram or Facebook, then… Read More

Magicians & Their Secrets

I had an interesting encounter the other day, through Instagram, with a fellow film photographer. I had stumbled upon his feed, and was thoroughly impressed with his work. In good fashion I went through and liked a great deal of his photos (some might call this Instagram stalking), and then proceeded to follow him in order… Read More

Overthinking Favorites

Friday evening Emily and I had an initial consultation with a bride and groom that are considering booking us to photograph their wedding and engagement. Wonderful couple, tons of fun to talk with and get to know! They are both artists and really shared their appreciation for our work, which always means so much to us… Read More

Music In The Creative Process

I find it so interesting how much music can effect my creative process. Early today I sat at my desk ready to knock out some design projects I need to get off my plate before Emily and I head up north for the weekend with my in-laws. I immediately opened Pandora Radio, and launched the Chillstep station… Read More

The Develop Sessions

With so much of todays learning taking place on google and youtube, the idea of mentoring someone or teaching one on one can sometimes seem like a lost art form in and of itself. I think of times past, where the only option you had for learning a skill was in apprenticing under a craftsman…. Read More

Artist Statements

I’m in the middle of putting a submission together to have some of my work exhibited at a local coffee shop/art gallery. Its a small series I recently sequenced together while doing some print exchanges with some amazing photographers across the globe (Literally across the globe, I think I actually sent out more international packages… Read More

This is a first for me.

I’m a big lover of social media! I love connecting with other creatives, sharing my own creativity and all around feeding the hungry beast that is Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. I try to post on these platforms consistently throughout the week, which means most images that I’ve deemed worthy to share, make it onto the… Read More

I keep killing them!

I officially have the absolute worst luck with rangefinders! Emily and I were just out in Maine for two weeks of non-stop creating. When we arrived in Maine my beauty of a Canon 7 was working like a charm. Well, a charm with a slightly misaligned rangefinder, but a working charm none the less. I… Read More

Push It Real Good

I am continuously finding myself amazed at certain films ability to adapt to essentially any situation I throw at it. Up until this week my two golden boys have been Kodak’s iconic black and white 400tx, and their legendary color film portra 400. Both of these film stocks are insanely versatile, and have been staples in… Read More

Short Adventure With Granddad’s Ricoh

There’s no denying it, I have a soft spot for point and shoot film cameras. There’s a bit of romance to their simple, compact nature. A few weeks back I acquired my grandfathers Ricoh AF zoom p&s. He passed away years ago, so anything I get of his these days is well cherished. The camera… Read More

Hello Once Again

I’ll save you the long drawn out post about how I’ve been sooo busy over the last few years, and how it has hindered me from keeping up with the blog… yada yada yada I’m back… relaunching NickExposed.com This time around there’s going to be lots of film! See you soon! -Nick Mayo