Photographs by Nick Kiest
About the Artist
Born and raised in San Francisco, California, I have been working with photography and digital imaging for the last 8 years. I am currently a Senior at the University of Puget Sound and in charge of photographs for the school newspaper and yearbook for the last two years.
Thoughts on Photography
I find digital photography has allowed myself to better represent the reality of what the human eye can see, capturing the detail in shadows far beyond what the chemistry of film can capture and allowing more accurate color representation under ever changing lighting. These images are my best attempt to capture the fleeting interplay of light and matter.
About the Photographs
All of the photos were captured with Canon Digital SLRs and are printed by Epson Professional printers with archival grade pigment inks onto either 100% cotton rag or archival RC luster paper, depending on the image. All photos are available in other sizes, with or without frames and with a turnaround time of less than a week in most circumstances.
Lovesick Alien Robot
Graffiti in a scrapyard in the Tacoma Docks.
Old lathe in a scrapyard in the Tacoma docks.
London Eye Fairylights
The London Eye, one of the largest Ferris Wheels in the world, overlooks the Houses of Parliament and most of London.
Taken at 1:30 AM on a foggy night at the University of Puget Sound campus. When I saw streetlights through the fog, I immediately saw this image. I only got two photos before my battery ran out, but I captured exactly what I wanted.
An abstract focus on the undulations of the Experience Music Project building by Frank Gehry.
God Moving Over the Face of the Water
Pelicans flying over the ocean at sunset froma bluff 200 feet above the water, 20 minutes south of San Francisco.