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I was shooting my friends wedding in Tulum, Mexico and this mound was on the roof of the villa I stayed in. We were all swimming when the rainbow came out and the clouds parted. We ran upstairs and created this image all while a flock of birds flew through the sky. I wanted you to feel like she is about to touch the water as well as mimicking the shape of the rainbow in the distance.
Kelly Nicolaisen crosses boundaries as she composes the world into a colorful still life. Her style playfully blurs the line between portrait and landscape. The figures that she photographs become characters in the fantasy of their surroundings. Her bold hues and attention to space make for striking compositions that turn everyday life into a surreal experience. Captivated by the strangeness of reality she is inspired to perpetuate humor with her camera in her own voice. Kelly Nicolaisen lives in San ...