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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 socialframed photograph of a sunglass-wearing mannequinbeautiful pink sky above a suburban housea lady wearing heart shaped sunglasses stands on the banks of a clear blue rivera performer at a storytelling eventgraduates walk down the aisle in their caps and gownsa mustachio'd engineer stand at a mixing board at a private event while his son watchestattoos on the back of someone's legs, on a pink backgrounda writer stands on a public university campus in a red sweaterlocal artist and photographer stands proudly with their camera hanging across their chesta beautiful woman bathed in green light, wearing a fuzzy coata young woman performs a coming-of-age ceremonytwo models sit against a chain link fence, surrounded by plant lifea storefront in Syriaa sexy cell phone lays against its bed wearing red pantiesbeach in vancouver bcentrance way to a now-defunct tech startupbusiness owners just before their grand openinga man in a yellow ballcap stands on a bridge as the sun goes downyoung artist looks off into the distancebored man runs a stand at the carnivala musician poses in his home studio with arts and crafted blue hued clouds above his headbeautiful pink flowersa very pretty lady I know
a lady wearing heart shaped sunglasses stands on the banks of a clear blue riverperformer at a storytelling eventprofessional holds a conference calltattoos on the back of someone's legs, on a pink backgrounda model parts his braids on a sunny day in Portland, Oregonold car parked next to a pretty green fernstudents graduatehomeowner holds a glass of winea sexy cell phone lays against its bed wearing red pantiesa beautiful woman bathed in green light, wearing a fuzzy coatyoung 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.

My patrons and clients include: the Regional Arts & Culture Council, CNN, Helium Comedy Club, Nike, the Oregon Health and Science University Foundation, 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. 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.

Patrons include: the Regional Arts & Culture Council, CNN, Nike, Helium Comedy Club, New Avenues for Youth, Simple Finance, the Mystery Box Show, Pok Pok, the QDoc Film Festival, Guilder Cafe, Women Who Code PDX 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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