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My best friends palette always intrigued me, not to mention her paintings. She is an amazing artist and I wanted her peeking through the hole to give a little piece of herself. This image was used for the cover of SF Weekly magazine in 2012 for Best of SF.
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 ...