Nick LaVecchia grew up in suburban New Jersey and found that board sports suited him at an early age. Skateboarding and snowboarding came easy and eventually, Nick moved to Vermont after college, where he began a career in graphic design.
Soon, Nick realized being outside shooting pictures was way better than sitting in front of a computer working for the man, so he quit and bought some camera gear.
It wasn’t long before trips to Africa, South America and Costa Rica (as well as the images that came from them) fully inspired Nick to pursue Photography as his life’s passion.
Nick understands the emotional appeal of light, action and nature and what it brings to the mind of the viewer. He’s also a student of the technical aspects of shooting pictures, relentlessly pursuing better equipment, better digital processes, but always with an appreciation of the basics of capturing light on film.
Nick’s images all have meaning, and they tell individual stories. Like any great photograph, the stories Nick’s images create depend on the viewer to help complete the story.
He captures nature and humanity in it’s most important and unique moments. These are moments of honesty and profound beauty simply because he works hard to get there. He will hike, swim, float, dive, jump and stand for hours to get the shot. When he gets there, he knows how to shoot and tell the story.
He does not depend on his subject to make the photograph good, instead counting on the subtleties of light, composition and the natural environment to make them great.
Nick is equally at home shooting people as he is shooting large carnivores and huge waves. They are all nature’s forms, with inner and outer beauty just waiting to be explored, captured and enjoyed in the moment.
Nick’s work has been published in many national and international publications including Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Surfers Journal, Water, and Drift UK.