updated portrait of the artist

Nicolas Mendez

Freelance Media Production
BA Journalism from Northeastern University
LLC Since 2017 / West Coast USA

Freelance Media Production
BA Journalism Northeastern
LLC Since 2017 / West Coast USA

commercial portrait of two young professionals inside the office of a local technology corporationcreative still life of a phone wearing lingerie lifestyle portrait of a bodybuilding lifting weights at the gymdocumentary landscape of a beach in British Columbia, Canadaguests at a corporate party in SE Portland, Oregonfashion model poses for a portrait outdoors next to a beautiful bridge in Portland, Oregondocumentary landscape of a farmhouse just outside Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a model outdoors in Portland, Oregoncreative headshot of a local musician in their studio in SE Portland, Oregoncommercial fashion portrait of a model against a gold backdrop at my studio in SE Portland, Oregonheadshot of a young professional in a suit sitting in my studio in SE Portland, Oregoncommercial fashion photo of two models outdoors near my studio in SE Portland, Oregonevent photo with a dancer and a DJ on state at a party in downtown Portland, Oregondocumentary landscape of a live animal in Portland, Oregoncreative documentary photography of people standing on a beach at sunset in British Columbia, Canadacreative event photo of someone celebrating their birthday at a restaurant in Portland, Oregondocumentary landscape of lanterns hanging overhead in New York City Chinatowneditorial portrait of three boxers inside their gym on the east coastdocumentary photo of some fireworks going off in the sky above Portland, Oregonbirthday portrait of a young lady sitting against a pink backdrop inside my studio in SE Portland, Oregoncommercial fashion portrait of two models outdoors in downtown Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a model covered in body paint against a black studio backdropdocumentary event photo of a fair worker in downtown Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a fashion model laughing along the river outside Portland, Oregonoutdoor street landscape in The Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, Californiaarchitectural landscape of a building on the east coastoutdoor editorial of a family of Canadian geesestreet landscape at Pike Place Market in Seattlearchitectural landscape in Seattledocumentary photography inside the United States Capitol building in Washington, DCfamily portrait outdoors in SE Portland, Oregoncommercial event photo of guests discussing an entrepreneurial event in Portland, Oregondocumentary landscape photo of the St Johns Bridge in N Portland, Oregondocumentary photograph inside a market in Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a local artist and performer in Portland, Oregoneditorial portrait of a camel outdoors in Giza, Egyptcreative event portrait of a guest at a dance party in downtown Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a fashion model standing in a park in SE Portland, Oregonbirthday portrait of a talented professional at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washingtondocumentary street portrait of a sunbather in downtown Portland, Oregoncommercial portrait of a fashion model in studio in Southeast Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a model's tattoosa guest at a wedding prepares to jump out of a plane in this event photo from outside Portland, Oregoneditorial portrait of travelers passing through Portland, Oregoncreative self portrait of the artist and a collaborator in Californiadocumentary street photo of a woman taking a break at a fountain in Portland, Oregondocumentary photo of a monument in New York Citycreative landscape photo of a boardwalk and beach in Californiacreative headshot of a local entrepreneur sitting in my studio in SE Portland, Oregoneditorial street photo of a child watching fireworks go off in NE Portland, Oregonlifestyle portrait of a fashion model leaning against a colorful wall in SE Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of an artist and dancer standing on the beach in SE Portland, Oregonlocal artist poses in pinkdocumentary landscape of two palm treeseditorial landscape of a Central Oregon townstreet landscape in a quiet Portland neighborhoodoutdoor street photo in Los Angeleseditorial landscape of Seattlecommercial architecture photo inside the office a local technology corporationself portrait of the artist laying on the ground in Californiadocumentary street landscape photo of a busy downtown area in Damascus, Syriaeditorial portrait of construction workers in SE Portland, Oregonevent photo of the crowd and an usher at a spoken word performance in NE Portland, Oregoncommercial architecture photo of a newspaper's offices in Washingtoncreative landscape of a hill in San Francisco, Californialocal entrepreneur poses amongst the vines studio portrait of two friends in elaborate outfitsfamily portrait of a couple and their newborn sitting in the park in SE Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a local DJ sitting in my studio in SE Portland, Oregona fashion model laughs inside my studio in Southeast Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a woman and a dog who live in Portland, Oregoncreative landscape of a very blue house in Central Oregonoutdoor street photo in San Francisco Chinatownfamily photo of a father and son at an elopement party in Portland, Oregonguests at a corporate party in SE Portland, Oregondocumentary landscape photo of a boat going across a bay in the Pacific Northwestcommercial camel operators wait for tourists outdoors in Giza, Egypt
lifestyle portrait of a bodybuilding lifting weights at the gymevent photo with a dancer and a DJ on state at a party in downtown Portland, Oregoncreative event photo of someone celebrating their birthday at a restaurant in Portland, Oregoncommercial portrait of a fashion model in studio in Southeast Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a fashion model laughing along the river outside Portland, Oregonheadshot of a young professional in a suit sitting in my studio in SE Portland, Oregoncommercial portrait of two young professionals inside the office of a local technology corporationcreative portrait of a local artist and performer in Portland, Oregoncreative landscape of a very blue house in Central Oregoncreative portrait of a fashion model standing in a park in SE Portland, Oregonbirthday portrait of a young lady sitting against a pink backdrop inside my studio in SE Portland, Oregonbirthday portrait of a talented professional at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washingtoneditorial portrait of construction workers in SE Portland, Oregonfashion model poses for a portrait outdoors next to a beautiful bridge in Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a model's tattoosdocumentary event photo of a fair worker in downtown Portland, Oregonfamily portrait of a couple and their newborn sitting in the park in SE Portland, Oregoncreative portrait of a model covered in body paint against a black studio backdropeditorial portrait of three boxers inside their gym on the east coastfamily portrait outdoors in SE Portland, Oregoncreative still life of a phone wearing lingerie commercial fashion photo of two models outdoors near my studio in SE Portland, Oregoncommercial fashion portrait of a model against a gold backdrop at my studio in SE Portland, Oregonlifestyle portrait of a fashion model leaning against a colorful wall in SE Portland, Oregon

Colorful and Character-Rich Media to make you and your hustle look beautiful


My debut album, Living a Complicated and Happy Life is now available on Bandcamp.

es muy emotivo

I would like to thank my family
for making this possible.

follow my music on
Bandcamp | Soundcloud


My debut album, Living a Complicated and Happy Life is now available on Bandcamp.

es muy emotivo

I would like to thank my family
for making this possible.

follow my music on
Bandcamp | Soundcloud


My debut album, Living a Complicated and Happy Life is now available on Bandcamp.

es muy emotivo

I would like to thank my family
for making this possible.

follow my music on
Bandcamp | Soundcloud

Mendez Creative LLC Founded December 2017

Mendez Creative LLC
Founded 2017

Mendez Creative
Founded 2017

My LLC has provided community-driven media production services to west coast clients since late 2017.

I've been capturing images professionally for more than 16 years. I work to prioritize the safety and empowerment of all my collaborators.

My patrons and clients include: The Portland Housing Bureau, CNN, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Helium Comedy Club, Nike, Travel Portland, the Oregon Health and Science University Foundation, Miriam Linder Cabinetry, Simple Finance, the Mystery Box Show, the Willamette Week, the University of Oregon, Guilder Cafe, Women Who Code PDX, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, New Avenues for Youth, the QDoc Film Festival, Young Musicians & Artists, the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center and Portland Monthly Magazine.

My LLC has provided community-driven media production services to west coast clients since late 2017.

I've been capturing images professionally for more than 16 years. I work to prioritize the safety and empowerment of all collaborators.

Patrons include: The Portland Housing Bureau, CNN, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Nike, Travel Portland, the University of Oregon, Helium Comedy Club, Willamette Week, New Avenues for Youth, Pok Pok, QDoc Film Festival, Guilder Cafe, Women Who Code PDX and Portland Monthly Magazine.

Selected Exhibitions

Moan and Wail
The Willamette Week, July 2022

My Bliss
Radius Art Studio, SE Belmont, June 2022

Raimore Construction Helps Build a More Equitable, Safe Portland
Portland.gov, January 2022

I'm Feeling a Loss
Guilder Cafe, NE Fremont, August 2020

Rest
Visual Chronicle of Portland, August 2020

Butter to Margarine

COVID Pictures Archive, May 2020

Tanning
From These Hands at IRCO, November 2019

Luxury
Guilder Cafe, NE Fremont, January 2019

LEU 495
Bad Futurist Issue 01, October 2017

Solidarity
read this when collected, August 2017

Change Lady

All My Friends Read Poems, February 2016

JP Fest Flashes Indie Might
Jamaica Plain Patch, September 2011

Video of the Zabbaleen
CNN, February 2011

Govt, Camel Operators Grapple Over Giza
The Boston Globe, August 2009

M83 at the Middle East Downstairs
Tastemakers Magazine, July 2008

Keeping the Faith
The Huntington News, March 2008

Building Our City Upon A Hill
The Eastlake Edge, February 2006

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