updated portrait of the artist

Nicolas Mendez

Photographer and Filmmaker
BA Journalism from Northeastern University
LLC Since 2017 / West Coast USA

Photographer and Filmmaker
BA Journalism Northeastern
LLC Since 2017 / West Coast USA

beginning of a pro wrestling matchbusiness owners stand out fronta phone displaying bad newstwo beautiful models sit in a springtime sceneconstruction workers on sitebeach scene at nightbusinessperson accepts an awardbirthday girl poses in studiolocal writer poses on campusmodel laughs covered in body paintproud lady in a puffy coatartist posing in a parkthree boxers pose for the camera in the gyminside a beautiful cafeangry subject leans against carguests at an ice cream eventkid looks at the camera while his dad workstwo lawyers discuss a caserocks at a national parkzombie in studiolady in a pink dress laughingcustom framed print in goldcowboy tattoo on the back of a legcrisscrossing overpassesthe photographer in a cool jackettattooed lady and a dogpublic speaker on stagefront gate to a country househandmade prints against a briefcaseshop at the souq in Damascustomato stand in rural arkansasmodel with a cool beard and coatmodel poses excellently in front of some columnstwo best friends looking leftpainter stands on a cornerworker at a carnival giving away stuffed animalsmusician poses in the forestcute dog with a big smilecargo boat docked on the riverfamily with their new babyguests tour the US capitalcandidate for metro councilcaged tiger looking hungryrapper with a cakewizard conjures a new futuremasked model in front of a soda admodel in front of a barcoming of age dancenewly engaged coupleflowers in oaklandcoworkers try to solve a problemdinner guests conversatea boat busts through a straita graduation ceremonykorean war memorial
photographer and artist strikes a fancy posesophie looking mad leaning against a cartwo models sitting against a fence among flowersvery beautiful model bathed in green lightmodel celebrates her 21st birthday with pinkmodel parts his braids in bright sunlightprotesters soaked with waterguests enjoy an ice cream based eventpublic speaker on stageartist looks to the futurecarnival worker hawks stuffed catsperformer celebrating with cakea beach during low tidecool model against a purple backdropconstruction workers on sitevery cute baby held by their mothermodel wary of rainmodel covered in body paint laughstwo patrons engaged in dinner conversationmusician stands in the woodsan animal inside a zootwo good friends pose togethera model in a very cool coata child wearing crappy velcro shoes

Character Portraits, American Documentary, Live Events

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.

Making my subjects feel safe, powerful and respected throughout our time working together is of paramount importance to me.

My patrons and clients include: The Portland Housing Bureau, CNN, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Helium Comedy Club, Nike, the Oregon Health and Science University Foundation, Miriam Linder Cabinetry, Simple Finance, the Mystery Box Show, Pok Pok, the Portland Fruit Tree Project, 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.

Making my subjects feel safe, powerful and respected throughout our time working together is of paramount importance to me.

Patrons include: The Portland Housing Bureau, CNN, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Nike, Miriam Linder Cabinetry, Helium Comedy Club, New Avenues for Youth, Simple Finance, the Mystery Box Show, Pok Pok, the QDoc Film Festival, Women Who Code PDX and Portland Monthly Magazine.

Selected Exhibitions

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

LEU495
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 10, 2011

Government, 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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