Nicholas Gervin

        I am a documentary and fine art photographer from Portland, Maine. I have had work published in local and international magazines such as Popular Photography Magazine, Life Force Magazine, Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, Portland Phoenix, The Forecaster, Dig Portland, Dispatch Magazine, as well as being reviewed by The Huffington Post. I first picked up a camera in 1992, at the age of twelve, when I began to explore my urban surroundings and document the graffiti art scene with disposable cameras. I have battled alcoholism as well as several head traumas in my lifetime. I am currently eight years sober and dealing with Post-Concussion Syndrome on a daily basis. Photography has been very therapeutic for me in my ongoing recovery process.
      On April 20th, 2015, I self published my first zine titled BrickWork, a perfect bound, hand made, limited edition zine (50 copies), featuring one year’s black and white photography documentation of Portland, Maine’s grittier side. The publication was sold internationally, to such places as: France, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, Turkey, Japan and the United States. I have guest lectured at MECA and SMCC on the topic of making candid photographs and I have also participated in many group exhibitions, most recently being "America Now" curated by Bruce Brown at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine. 
     On Nov 3rd 2017 I self-published my first book, The Lines Don't Lie. A 190 page hand bound, hardcover book with a limited run of 300 editions. The project was three years in the making and documents the contemporary freight-train graffiti-art culture from New England. The book practically sold out within the first month of its launch to such places as the United States, Canada and the UK.
     I am continuing to work on several long term projects in 2018.  
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