Chris Nyce is a self-taught photographer. Through NyceOne Photography, he offers his vision of commercial and fine art images. He currently resides in Boulder, Colorado, but is available for travel assignments.
My parent’s Argus 35mm camera always fascinated me. I could never get the hang of it – nothing ever seemed to be in focus. And yet, my parents were able to capture definitive portions of my early childhood with that camera. I remember my first camera only by the fact that it was some type of Instamatic camera that used 110 film – all the rage among middle-class suburbanites in the late 70’s. I took photos that I thought were great. Some probably were. Most, however, not so much. It wasn’t until many years later that I found a subject that truly resonated with me. On my first trip to the western US, I experienced red earth and blue sky from horizon to horizon.
People have commented on my ability to look at things from a different perspective. I gravitate towards abstract and architectural subjects. The otherworldly and the mundane. Be it an interesting composition, contrasting textures, unique shapes, or the interplay of light and shadow. Whatever catches my eye and stops me in my track. Sometimes, there is a somber tone associated with what I frame in my view. I refer to this as an “even in the quietest moment” scene. I like the quiet, little moments.
Travel plays a large role in my photography. Travel has enabled me to explore not only the world around me, but, more importantly, it has enabled me to explore myself. Over the years, my photography has migrated from an outward, expansive view of the world to an inward, reflective view, which mirrors my own journey through life.
With my photography, I am sharing very intimate details of my life. The world is full of shared connections. My hope is that through these images, I can form such a connection with the viewer.
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt Shift lens
Canon 16-35mm Wide Angle Lens
Canon 28-200mm Zoom Lens
Canon 100mm Macro Lens
Manfrotto 055X PROB Tripod
Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash
Yongnuo Speedlite YN560-III Flash
Adobe Photoshop CC