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Nick Mendez

Community-driven media production since 2017. Third generation Puerto Rican American from Queens, New York. BA in Journalism from Northeastern University.

Experienced portrait, environmental, documentary and event photographer. I've produced short films, music videos, marketing materials and comedy reels.

White supremacy, misogyny, consumerism and queer erasure may run the world but I am working everyday to lessen their impact on my creative process and relationships.

12+ Years of Professional Photography Experience

My practice is rooted in documentary journalism and refined via street photography.

I've photographed holiday gatherings, rock concerts, commercial real estate, nonprofit fundraisers, comedy shows, quinceañeras, fine art portraiture, elopement parties, political protests, entrepreneurial events, artists and chefs.

And been lucky enough to shoot on location in Los Angeles, Cairo, Guatemala City, Boston, Nashville, Las Vegas and Damascus.

It's important to me that my subjects feel safe, powerful and respected throughout our session.

Clients include: Nike, Pok Pok, New Avenues for Youth, Simple, the OHSU Foundation, Cozy, the Boston Globe, Pitch Oregon, the QDoc Film Festival, Portland Monthly, Ajinomoto Windsor Foods and the Portland Fruit Tree Project

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Mendez Creative LLC Established 2017

My LLC provides community-driven media production services to clients on the west coast.

I use videography to engage my community, highlight restorative social work, celebrate people's history and support local nonprofits.

Independent short films including Lez Stand Up The Movie starring Kirsten Kuppenbender, Laura Anne Whitley and Caitlin Weierhauser; the short comedy Check It Out, and the American anthology Boo: Endgame.

Clients include: CNN, Helium Comedy Club, Lez Stand Up, SMYRC, Women Who Code PDX, and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon

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Fine Art Prints

Limited Edition Dye Ink Prints

My process is 100% artist-owned and every piece is put together by hand. Images are developed from my own collection or restored from my dad's.

Printed on archival paper using dye inks--for spectacular color accuracy, durability and contrast.

Free shipping to collectors in the United States, or you can email me to arrange a local pick up.

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Bad Futurist is a digital art and literature zine featuring original works of art, fiction, poetry and prose from a rotating cast of contributors.

Edited by myself and Nick Bachan
Designed by Nikki Clark

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Selected Exhibitions

at Guilder Cafe, 2393 NE Fremont | January 2019

in Bad Futurist | Issue 01 | October 2017

in read this when collected | August 2017

Change Lady
on All My Friends Read Poems | February 2016

JP Fest Flashes Indie Might
on Jamaica Plain Patch | September 2011

Video of the Zabbaleen
on CNN | February 10, 2011

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

M83 at the Middle East Downstairs
in Tastemakers Magazine | July 2008

Keeping the Faith
in The Huntington News | March 2008

Building Our City Upon A Hill
in The Eastlake Edge | February 2006

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