I strive to create art that hasn't been done before, art that breaks free from the current trends and offers more than a reflection of mainstream techniques. Through my photography, I hope to leave viewers feeling something new or remembering something old, something that can't be rightfully articulated with words, but something positive and powerful they won't soon forget. I believe aesthetics has the capability to reach people in a way that nothing else can, and my endgame with art is to touch people on that deep level. Whether the print will be displayed in a private residence or on the walls of a bustling medical center, I find my greatest joy in making unique wall art that enhances the beauty of the indoors with the aesthetics of the outdoors.
I believe a close connection to nature is a linchpin to happy living, which is why I work to bring the beauty of the outdoors to our indoor lives so that viewers will be reminded of nature's grandeur every day. I am fascinated by virtually every terrain Mother Nature creates, but my portfolio is especially rich with images of the coast and desert, two ecosystems that are particularly influential in my creative process.
As far as photographers go, I could be classified as a purist with a strong aversion to digital manipulation. My recent fine art photography is done entirely with traditional analog film primarily in medium and large film formats. Film remains my medium of choice for all of my fine art work but my archives contain an abundance of digital photos as well. Whether I use film or digital, I never engage in any digital manipulation such as airbrushing or combining multiple images. The modern-day trend of heavy "Photoshopping" is not something you'll find in my work. My goal is to create as much of the image as possible in-camera and on-location. This unique approach keeps me better connected to my art and results in images that stand apart from the mainstream.
Read about my creative process here.
I've been teaching photography professionally since late 2008 with experience in private lessons, outdoor photography workshops and seminars in a classroom-type setting. I have taught classes at the Irvine Fine Arts Center in Irvine, CA; Shutterstories in Riverside, CA; and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, CA in addition to my own center in Tustin, CA. I have led outdoor workshops in places like Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove State Park, San Onofre State Park, Chino Hills State Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and more.
Here are some statistics regarding my experience as a photography instructor:
- Traditional matting and glazing
- Float-mount frameless
- Custom framewith seamless linen liner
- Unique glass-free presentation styles
- Canvas wraps (framed or frameless)
- Museum glass available
- Hundreds of moulding styles available
- Customized design
Images are printed with LightJet technology which means, unlike traditional inkjet prints used by many other photographers, my fine art prints are true photographic prints wherein photo-sensitive paper is exposed to light before being run through developer chemicals to create a print. This results in archival-quality photos that far exceed typical inkjet prints in image quality, longevity, durability, and sharpness.
My print finish of choice is Fuji Pearl with a matte lamination. The metallic-based paper utilizes a specific, proprietary combination of film laminates that results in prints far superior to normal glossy photos. Fuji Pearl prints have a distinct 3-dimensional appearance to them and look as though backlit. This coupled with its metallic base result in images with superb brightness, clarity, and depth. Blacks are denser and colors more saturated. These prints also offer enhanced resistance to tear and increased stability, lasting up to 100 years in typical home display or 200 years in dark storage. Fuji Pearl Prints also have reduced developer replenisher rates, which means less chemical waste and negative impact on the environment.
Several print papers and finishes are available, including:
- Fuji Pearl Paper
- Kodak Metallic Paper
- Classic matte finish
- Classic glossy finish
- Watercolor paper
All prints I offer are signed limited edition signed prints with accompanying Certificate of Authenticity validating its edition number with a unique serial ID. Request a quote today:
Stock Photography by Nick Carver
Every image from Nick Carver Photography is also available as rights managed stock photography for immediate licensing for advertising, editorial, commercial, personal or any other licensed use. These images are not found on any of the microstock mega corporations' catalogs such as iStockphoto and Shutterstock, but can only be found at www.nickcarverphoto.com/stock.
Browse the many galleries or do a keyword search for the exact stock photo you need. Prices are competitive and fair with quick digital delivery. Low-res proofs can be downloaded for free at any time from the stock photography catalog. Perform a keyword search of the entire catalog here or visit the Nick Carver Stock Photography Catalog home page by clicking here.
- Nature stock photography
- Scenic stock photography
- Travel stock photography
- Landscape photography
- Stock photography of National Parks and National Forests
- Stock photography of California State Parks
- Cityscapes and Architecture
- Objects and Conceptual
- Stock Photography of California deserts
- Stock Photography of California beaches
- Coastal, beach landscapes and seascapes
- Arizona stock photography
- American southwest stock photography
- Sierra Nevada Mountains stock photography
- Orange County, CA nature photography
- Mojave Desert photography
- Olympic National Park
- Crystal Cove State Park
- Laguna Beach photography
Don't see the images you need? I am also available for "for hire" and commissioned work. For pricing about commissioned work and/or stock photography licensing, please email me at .