|Message from Nick Mann
New 9/22/11: Hello, welcome to my profile. I take photos, I like to try and take beautiful ones. Over the last year or so I've been doing a fair bit of 3D photography (stereography), some of which is online.
I work for two sister companies, Touch Press, a ipad-app publishing company, and Element Collection, a periodic table publishing company. Websites here:http://touchpress.com/ &http://periodictable.com/
Old Message from 2006(?):
If you've spotted me taking pictures along the backroads of Champaign and nearby counties, you're probably an early riser. It's because the lighting is best. It's softer, hazier at sunrise. I'm a avid bicyclist, I attribute my familiarity with the backcountry to my cycling. I would go on 20 to 40 mile rides all summer. I kept a particular eye out for interesting shots.
Distinguishing myself early, at 17, first as a featured artist at Urbana's 2005 Bonyard Creek Arts Festival, then with event covers on WILL TV's Patterns magazine and The International Campus Law Enforcement Journal, this show marks a return to my artistic roots. I started off doing landscape photography for fun, and from that got asked to cover events. Landscape and artistic photography have the enjoyable elements of more time and less pressure.
The Pages for All Ages show is an exciting chance to build on last year's successes and show a wealth of new creativity. Shooting digital with a Canon Digital Rebel XT and an increasing array of lenses, and inspired by the works of Ansel Adams and the articles and photos in Lenswork magazine, I attempt to do the East Central Illinois terrain justice. I've been told by some that our area is flat and dull and boring. To me it can be very beautiful, if not as dramatic as out west with the mountains.