My name is Nickolas Don Holden, I am twenty-one years old, a proud Native American, and I am currently a senior studying Photography at Texas State university. I've been studying photography since I was sixteen years old. I have been a professional photographer for three years and have gained a lot of experience along the way.

     In my time of being a professional photographer and attending school at Texas State, I have been a part of multiple photo galleries, worked as a marketing photographer for the university, sold prints to clients, and have had multiple photo shoots with graduating college students. As well as, creating countless images from my personal journeys.

     A lot of my experience with photography comes from my willingness to become involved with the community, my fraternity, my family and friends, other photographers, and people and places that bring me closer to my work. Involvement, in my opinion, is the most important thing a photographer can acquire at a young age. The more I put myself out there, the more knowledge and growth I can achieve as a photographer.

     I find this involvement to be the main reason why I love working with the art of the photograph. It's the unknown of what you will see through your lens and the feelings and stories you can create through one or multiple images. I have the strongest desire to explore, learn, and experience new and diverse cultures. My lifelong goal is to become a National Geographic Photographer.

 

"Give photography a purpose"