ARTIST STATEMENT | "Photography allows me to be honest, to be free, to be ever present, and to honor my subjects and the world around me."
ABOUT | Nicole Canegata is a commercial, editorial, and fine art photographer with over seven years of photography experience. Upon completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, Nicole returned to her native St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where she specializes in architectural, food, portraiture, and wedding photography.
Nicole has interned for and been published in Santa Barbara Magazine, and is also a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), a non-profit photography association. Her fine art prints have been featured in several exhibitions in the USVI and California.
Her first solo exhibit, "The Traveling Lense" was the catalyst that inspired her to quit her financial research job of 8 years and pursue photography as a full-time career. Nicole also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Duquesne University and is an alumna of the Institute for Shipboard's Education, Semester at Sea, study abroad program.
A traveler at heart, Nicole has visited 6 continents, 48 countries, and 185 cities across the globe, and is available for travel worldwide. She is an avid reader, and when not working on photography / art projects, she finds peace and tranquility on her yoga mat.
Client Listing: Santa Barbara Magazine; Paul Mitchell: The School Santa Barbara; Sotheby's Real Estate; Coldwell Banker Realty; The Cornell Group; Design Lab; Serenity Garden Luxury Villas; The American Riviera Bank; Utt Construction, Inc.; Thompson Naylor Architects; Aqua Sounds Studio; Diageo USVI & Sugar & Spice Salon & Spa.