A native of Atlanta, Nichole Spates lived in New York City for seventeen years and this is where she began to experiment with photography. She turned her life upside down and relocated to Central Florida in late 2019.
Her photographic style is expressed through the lens of her personal interests which, beyond digital photography, include urban landscapes and parks, dance in nearly any form, nature- especially how it finds a way into even the most urban of environments, modern art and public art. Photography is a “third career” for her, following one in Dance Education in her 20’s, and non-profit and higher education fundraising in her 30’s and early 40’s. However, seeking out striking imagery through a lens has been a factor in her life since her teens.
To advance her photographic work, Nichole founded her LensMomentsNS brand in February 2018. She produces serious work that sheds light on beautiful moments in everyday life. Fittingly, her 2019 New Year’s resolution was to “find beauty in the unexpected.”
In the short time since establishing LensMomentsNS, Nichole’s work has been shown in eight group exhibitions in New York City, in venues as diverse as LIC Arts’ Plaxall Gallery and The Factory, Grand Central Terminal, Ground Floor Gallery Brooklyn and at Treat Gallery’s Exhibitions at Satellite Art Show, Brooklyn and Pulse Art Fair Miami. In addition, five of her photographs have been recognized by LightSpaceTime, and three by Envision Arts, both an online galleries. Nichole was also delighted when the Hudson Valley based literary journal River River chose her signature LensMomentsNS image as the cover image for their 10th volume in Fall 2019. She continues to seek opportunities to share her view of the world with others through photography.
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