Art Profile: Nicolas Stipcianos

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Nicolas Stipcianos – Image Maker

Who are you? Nicolas Stipcianos better known as Photographer NICO

What do you do in real life? I’m a documentary, travel, fashion, lifestyle photographer or image maker of the everyday moment

What do you like most about what you do?  I enjoy making images that inspire.

How would you define Miami’s fashion/style? Miami fashion style is finally waking up and becoming and making its own  mark wit in the fashion community on a global scale.

What are some of your favorite local style stores? I enjoy shopping at The Webster it’s a favorite and for my photography the Leica Store Miami in the Gables

Absolutely love taking photos of? I love to do travel and you can see it reflected in my work, India, Italy the places that take us to another world.

What do you typically shoot? Anything and everything that inspires me. I am always with my M Leica its like my third arm, always attached.

Recent shoot you are excited about?  My recent work was traveling in Japan for the past two months capturing it all through my lens. The vibrancy of the colors and how different their culture is from ours. Its fascinating to me.

Craziest shoot? I must say I’m a very lucky guy. I got to shoot for Harpers Bazaar and Glamour for the Victoria Secret Fashion Show backstage. Working with beautiful supermodels all around is a great thing. Any guys dream, the most beautiful models on the planet in lingerie all around, crazy!

What inspires you? Everyday moments. My life. My girlfriend. My dog. My family. My friends. My godson. These are my everyday moments that inspire my life.

What influences you most? Love!

Where you’ll find me on a Friday night at 10pm? Packing. Usually for my next adventure

If you could have lunch with anyone who is famous who would it be? Henri Cartier-Bresson and Pablo Picasso that would be a great lunch

If you weren’t a photographer you would be…? Spaceman or Astonaut (to see the view from above.)

What books/mags do you have on your bedside table? At this moment Charles Bukowski, The People Look Like Flowers At Last, New Poems and Matisse in Morocco painting from the time Matisse traveled to Morocco.

Describe your personal style like a good friend of yours would? Classic  white T-shirt and jeans, sunglasses and a Camera.

One luxury that you cannot live without? Plane ticket and The Leica M Monochrom that you can pick at the Leica Store Miami

What is the latest project you are working on? Super excited and honored to be showing at the Miami Fashion Film Festival on September 12. I will be  showing key images from Backstage. I am also working with III Point Festival as an artist to make great images. I am also in partnership with the Leica Store Miami. Coming up in early Novemember is my favorite VS Fashion show in NYC. I am also Working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to keep people informed on Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States.

Stipcianos will be the feature of an exhibition during the Miami Fashion Film Festival on now. The exhibit: Backstage, A Fashion Photo Exhibit will show images of his work when shooting behind the scenes of fashion shows in Miami and New York. The exhibit opens tonight and runs through September 15. O Cinema, 90 NW 29th St; Miami. For info: miafff.com or his website here.

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