Nick Gervin

Nick Gervin

Bio

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 eleven, when I began to explore my urban surroundings, documenting graffiti art and the skateboarding subcultures with disposable cameras. I have battled alcoholism as well as several head traumas in my lifetime. I am currently nine 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, handmade, limited edition zine, featuring my 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 Maine College of Art and Southern Maine Community College on the topic of making candid photographs and I have also participated in many group exhibitions, most recently being "Everyday Maine" curated by Bruce Brown at University of New England Art Gallery

On June 2nd, 2017 I had my first solo exhibition hosted at the Carver Hill Gallery located in Rockland, Maine. The exhibit went remarkably well with the sale of five limited edition, archival prints purchased by several private collectors.

     On November 3rd 2017 I self-published my first monograph, 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 of 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 and I have currently just released the book in a 1,000 paperback editions on March 5th 2019.

     I am continuing to work on several long term projects in 2019…