Nick Fancher is a photographer, author, and educator who specializes in dramatic lighting, often employing the use of bold colors and experimental camera techniques. His work ranges from portrait and commercial photography to fine art. He is particularly known for his efficient method of working, which is with the use of minimal gear, often in unconventional locations.

Nick graduated from the Ohio State University with a BFA in photography in 2005. He has authored several books on his techniques, including Studio Anywhere and Chroma. His lighting workshops have taken him across the U.S. and around the world.

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  • Aimé Leon Dore

  • Anti- Records

  • Apple Music

  • Bath & Body Works

  • Christie's

  • Columbia Records

  • Epitaph Records

  • Hartbeat Productions

  • Hollister

  • IBM

  • JackThreads

  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

  • Lane Bryant

  • The Ohio State University

  • RCA Records

  • Stones Throw Records

  • Tidal

  • Victoria’s Secret

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  • Abus Dangereux

  • Alternative Press

  • The Atlantic

  • Barron's

  • Decibel

  • ESPN Magazine

  • Forbes Japan

  • Kerrang!

  • The New York Times

  • People

  • Photo District News (PDN)

  • Pro Photographer (New Zealand)

  • Rangefinder

  • Real Simple

  • Revolver

  • Sotheby's Magazine

  • Stereogum

  • Wall Street Journal


  • PDN- Taste: Food Photography; runner-up; November, 2016

  • Rangefinder- Seeing the Light; runner-up; June, 2016

  • PDN- Pix: Digital Imaging; first place; November, 2010

  • PDN- Top Knots; runner-up; April, 2009