The Language of Vision

Submission Edits

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Wolf on January 22, 2010

So with the help of some really amazing people, Mike Davis, Greg Gibson, Josh Cogan and Katja Heinemann I was able to edit the work down to my final selections.  I could never have done it without their help, what talented friends I have.  A special thank you to Mike Davis, why did I not know you sooner, you would have made the last 15 years of my photography career and my Grad thesis, so much smoother!

I feel encouraged and motivated about the work.  I know that I can continue to expand and move through other possibilities but I have a very secure spirit about what I have currently.  I am hoping that this will open a door to being able to further my fine art career and continue to document people who make my life worth living.

Here are my top pics, I am off to submit them to several galleries through Maine and New Brunswick, wish me luck!

“Sea of Faces” Additional Selections

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Wolf on January 14, 2010

As I am going through the editing process I am slowly understanding the difficulty in separating yourself from your work.  It is incredibly hard to be objective when you are emotionally invested in a four year project.  So I continue to post in hopes of gaining insight as to what people are drawn too.

Winter 2009

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Wolf on January 12, 2010

I have been working on finalizing my body of work entitled “Sea of Faces” and I am in the process of submitting the work to several galleries this month.  Choosing the correct images to represent the story is a daunting task but I thought I would share a selection of the ones that I am considering.

Peeping Tom?

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Wolf on April 7, 2009

So as many of you know, I am fascinated with night time photography.  In addition to my fisherman series, I have decided to do a few other extensions of this project.  One being, capturing life from the outside looking in.  There is something peaceful yet haunting about photographing through a window at night.  The unknown series of events that can unfold, the curiosity of being uninvited, the longing of being part of another life.  house11



This is a work in progress, I would love some feedback.

Help Find A Cure

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Wolf on March 18, 2009

I know I posted this shot recently on our company Blog but I really wanted to share it again with those of you that did not have a chance to see and read about it.  This is probably one of the most powerful and most emotional shots I have ever taken and I am so on fire about supporting the race to cure childhood cancer.  I have had the priviledge for the past 6 years to be a part of a Non Profit called Cure Search-The National Childhood Cancer Foundation.  I have been photographing their convention every year on Capitol Hill and flying all over the country to document at different childrens hospitals and camps.  I have been able to get to know several children and their families over the years and have learned that a childs strength is abundant and their spirits are resiliant, no matter what trauma they face. There is no reason in life why a child needs to suffer and we must do everything in our power to make sure that does not happen.  Please go to their website and support them if you are able.  


My day aboard Maddy and Mya

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Wolf on March 14, 2009

Last November I went home once again to continue my “Sea of Faces” series on Grand Manan Island.  For the past four years I have been following different fishermen on their boats, the wharfs and out on the ocean.  This past November I was invited to join my cousin Dwayne and his crew for an entire day, trawl fishing 2 hours off the Island shore.  I was incredibly excited for two reasons.  One, I had never been trawl fishing.  I grew up fishing on small boats where you fish one trap at a time.  Trawl fishing you fish about 20-25 traps on a string at a time with a crew of 6-7 men.  Two, I had been thinking about extending my story to documenting several crews over the next few years and telling the story of each crew.

These photos are just a very small exert of my day on Maddy and Mya.  This year I plan to send my work out to a few galleries in hopes of representation, but for now, I will share my work with everyone on my Blog.  Enjoy, more to come soon!












PDN World In Focus

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Wolf on March 12, 2009



I have decided that it is time for a personal Blog!  I have been so consumed with our company, SOTA Dzine, that I hardly ever have time for my own personal work, well that is about to change.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the work that I do for SOTA!  We have had some amazing opportunities, flying all over the world photographing brides, celebs, musicians, and working for several companies, advertising agencies and magazines.  It is a good life, while tiring, I feel blessed to be doing what I love and getting paid for it.

The other side of my creative being however longs for a much more simplified expression of photography.  I enjoy people, fully, whole heartedly, I love to interact with others and tell their stories.  I am always searching for a connection in my work and to be able to convey the human experience.  In 2005 I started photographing a series of work that I have since entitled “Sea of Faces”.  I was born and raised on the small island of Grand Manan off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada.  My father is a third generation lobster fisherman and I was raised in a community that lived by the rising tides and the ebb and flow of the sea.

I recently submitted a few of these images to PDN for their World in Focus contest that is sponsored by National Geographic Traveller.  I of course, did not think anything would come of it.  There are so many incredible portrait and documentary artists in this world that I was almost certain that it would not place.  Well to my surprise they did and not only is it featured online but in this months issue of PDN, I got a full page spread.  The work, along with the other winners, will hang at Foto Week DC this year as well.

It is rewarding and humbling when something you are so attached to, that is so personal, is enjoyed by other people.  I feel very connected to the work and it is something that has been a journey for me.  So many photographers come to our island trying to capture the life there.  For me, I lived that life, those people are my family, my heritage and part of who I am.  It was very important for me to be able to represent these people in a way that showed the true vulnerability of who they are and the lives they live.  They live by the sea, it is their life force, their livelihood, their dreams and their worst fears, and for me, it deserves respect as do the people who are part of it.

I hope that I can continue to take this journey, to relive a part of who I was and to convey truthfully how I believe the island and its people want to be portrayed.  I am excited to share this work with you!