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Nicolas Mendez

Photographer and Filmmaker from Flushing, Queens
BA Journalism from Northeastern University
Independent Media Production since 2017
West Coast USA

Photographer and Filmmaker
BA Journalism from Northeastern
Independent Media since 2017
West Coast USA

participants at an ice cream sociala performer at a storytelling eventprofessional holds a conference callbeach in vancouver bcframed photograph of a sunglass-wearing mannequinbeautiful lady submerged in a flowering shrubdesolate street scene mid-pandemictattoos on the back of someone's legs, on a pink backgrounda child watches a firework go offman eats butterold car parked next to a pretty green ferna young woman performs a coming-of-age ceremonya wizard covers one eyesophie looks unhappy with me on this night, sorry sophiea sexy cell phone lays against its bed wearing red pantiesrocks piled high at Zion National Parkentrance way to a now-defunct tech startupview from the top of a hill, overlooking Noe Valley in San Franciscobusiness owners just before their grand openinghappy man claps his hands outdoorsbored man runs a stand at the carnivalyoung artist looks off into the distancebeautiful pink flowersa man tanning in the city
beach in vancouver bcperformer at a storytelling eventprofessional holds a conference calltattoos on the back of someone's legs, on a pink backgroundman eats butterold car parked next to a pretty green fernstudents graduatehomeowner holds a glass of winea sexy cell phone lays against its bed wearing red pantiesa child watches a firework go offyoung artist looks off into the distanceSeth celebrates the sunset with a prideful pose

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. I evaluate all of my own work through an intersectional, emancipatory lens -- including commercial projects.

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

Clients include: P:EAR Youth Mentoring, CNN, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Simple Finance, Pok Pok, New Avenues for Youth, the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project, Women Who Code PDX, the QDoc Film Festival, Nike, the Mystery Box Show, the Oregon Health and Science University Foundation, Young Musicians & Artists, the Portland Fruit Tree Project, Helium Comedy Club, 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 evaluate all of my own work through an intersectional, emancipatory lens -- including commercial projects.

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

Clients include: P:EAR Youth Mentoring, CNN, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Simple Finance, Pok Pok, New Avenues for Youth, the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project, Women Who Code PDX, the QDoc Film Festival, Nike, the Mystery Box Show, the Oregon Health and Science University Foundation, Young Musicians & Artists, the Portland Fruit Tree Project, Helium Comedy Club, the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center, and Portland Monthly Magazine

Selected Exhibitions

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

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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