Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Artist Profile - Photographer Nick Conte

"Judith" Photographed in March of 2003 in San Francisco, CA, next to the Golden Gate Bridge. Camera: Olympus OM-10 w/ 50mm lens. Film: Ilford FP4 Plus, 125 ISO, 35mm.
"Triplets" Photographed while hiking in Maine. Camera: Olympus OM-10 w/ 28mm lens. Film: Fuji Neopan 400, 400 ISO, 35mm.
"Apt 202" Photographed in March of 2003 in San Jose, CA. Camera: Olympus OM-10 w/ 28mm lens. Film: Fuji Neopan 400, 400 ISO, 35mm.

Nicholas considers himself a Mass native, growing up primarily in Acton. It was while attending high school that he learned the intricacies of photography. He attended college at Northeastern University, studying electrical engineering, while maintaining a love for the camera. He currently works at Logic PD in Maynard, where he attempts to apply his creativity to product development - that is, whenever he's not sneaking out to click a few pictures of whatever catches his interest.

Working almost exclusively in black and white, primarily using an Olympus OM-10 35mm camera and Ilford FP4 film, he then develops his own film and would prefer to head straight to the darkroom from there. However, currently the images are converted to digital using an Nikon Super Coolscan 5000ED film scanner, printing via various web-based sources on Kodak Supra Endura paper. This is as close as he's been able to get to satisfying his keen attention to detail and quality - but he'll still go straight back to the dark room once it's built!
Nick has been taking pictures since he was 8, when his parents bought him his first camera, a Kodak Ektralite that took 110 film (and 'arty' pictures of his stuffed animals). He's been a bit more serious about it for the past 15 years, and finds inspiration in the moment.
You can see more of Nick's work at the Dedham Square Artist Gallery

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