I am an artist whose purpose is to share the voices of those who may never have the opportunity to speak and my journey is intrinsically tied to their message. In life, we are given the gift of human connection and the opportunity to capture the purest of moments with one another. It is my desire to be vulnerable in these moments in order for my photography to evoke something about that life and also about myself.
It is my hope that my work enables others to look at a way of life so different from their own, yet perhaps engage with something that reminds them of home. We are connected—we desire to be understood, to be seen, to belong—it is this understanding which moves us forward.
Nicole Wolf was raised on the small island of Grand Manan, in New Brunswick Canada. As the daughter of a lobster fisherman she grew up with an attachment to the sea and an unwavering connection with small town life. In 1991 she left the island and moved to the United States to pursue her education. Nicole received her undergraduate degree in photography and art therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University and her MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago. Since then, she has carved out a career as an accomplished photographer, and owner and operator of Sota Dzine Inc. Nicole has also spent the last 16 months working on a project in Haiti and developed a foundation called Up from Under to help rebuild homes and lives there.
Nicole has photographed musicians, celebrities, chefs, politicians and events of all kinds. Her work has been published in several editorials including DC Magazine, the Washingtonian, The Washington Post, The Washington Express, Maine Magazine, Maine Home and Design and PDN. Nicole is represented by Elizabeth Moss of the Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth Maine.