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Biography:

I'm originally from The Netherlands and moved to New York with my family in 1993. I fell in love with the art of creating images and started developing film and printing my photos in the darkroom in college. I've always been extremely drawn to the visual arts and creativity. I found my passion in portraiture inspired by fashion, beauty, glamour and music.

Portraits are not only about making a person look and feel their best. The most important thing to me is capturing the spirit & essence of a person and the different sides of their personality. It's about unraveling my subjects and making them feel comfortable throughout their experience in my photo studio. I love connecting with people and bringing out "who they are" and making the shoot relaxed, creative and fun!

My positive, friendly, outgoing nature reflects my love of the colorful human spirit. I embrace culture, diversity and the message of one love and unity. I continue to find much joy and inspiration through working with all types of incredible people which I've had the pleasure of collaborating with.

I’ve gained a wide range of professional experience in the creative industry throughout the years while building my business. It's given me a strong understanding of photography, photo production and studio management.


Resume:

  • Homes & Estates Magazine - Account/Production Manager
  • Le Book Publishing - Production/Traffic Manager 
  • Marty Umans Photography - Studio Manager/Photo Producer
  • James Salzano Photography - Photo Producer/Client Billing 
  • Polo Ralph Lauren - Graphic Services & Advertising Coordinator
  • Elite Model Management - Booker/Art Department Assistant
  • Take Stock Productions, Photo Producer/Casting Assistant 

Education:

  • Ramapo College, NJ. B.A. in Contemporary Arts/Communications. Class of 1999.
  • Rockland Community College, NY. A.A.S. in Graphic Arts/Advertising. Class of 1997.
  • Sue Bryce Education. Portrait Photography & Business of Photography Online Education. 2016 - Current.
  • CreativeLive Education. Photography, Retouching, Graphic Design & Business Online Courses. 2012 - Current.

 

Location: New Hyde Park, New York (Nassau, Long Island). New York Metro Area.


Email: nicole@nicoledewaal.com


Phone: 646.246.2982