About The Artist
What can be photographed in nature is my artist statement. The animals and forests I am privileged to witness are the message. I preserve those instants in images to be shared and enjoyed. Their daily struggle to survive and reproduce is basic life. We have everything to learn from wildlife in nature.
I spend much of my time photographing local wildlife and the exquisite landscapes that surround them. The apex predators, including bobcats, coyotes, badgers, owls, eagles, and other raptors are simply magnificent. Modern camera gear can produce intimate portraits from an unobtrusive distance. A substantial time investment will occasionally yield images of stunning moments or actions. A mid-air pounce for prey, a tight portrait in golden light, a bobcat napping in the warm sun, are worth waiting hours, days, or an entire season for.
Nick Fain is a photographer and digital artist living in Marin for over 30 years. He opened his first commercial studio in downtown San Francisco in the early 1990s. Clients were ad agencies, design firms, national book and magazine publishers. He operated one of the first independent digital studios to use Photoshop 1.0. These were exciting times.
But home has been Marin, at the foot of Mt Tamalpais. Nick has spent most of his free time hiking, biking & photographing the hills of Marin. He has traveled and explored the western states in awe of a region where high desert & snow capped peaks can be visited in the same day.
Since 2010, the visual focus has been on nature & wildlife. What could be more fulfilling than shadowing an adult bobcat as he stalks his prey. Or perhaps visiting a bald eagle’s nest that no one else has seen. In our crowded and turbulent world, having wild nature just over the hill is an irresistible attraction. It is the destination.
Exhibitions & Press
Marin Society of Artists – First Place – Dreams & Nightmares Exhibition 2023
Wildcare Annual Wildlife Photo Contest – First Place General Nature Category 2019
Marin Society of Artists Third Place – Sparks Exhibition 2016