Hi there! My name is Nico Dubois, and firstly, as a profession, I am a freelance photographer, storyteller, and backcountry guide for educational youth programs in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest.
More importantly however, this page is here to introduce you to who I am, where I’m coming from, and what I hope to achieve through the work that I do.
I have been passionate about taking pictures since I was a teenager hiking in the Adirondacks of upstate New York, and by the time I had graduated high school, I had made the choice to study photography in college at the State University of New York at New Paltz. While studying there, I also discovered the discipline of cultural anthropology, and decided to pursue a second bachelors.
What captivated me about anthropology, was the practice of observation and storytelling that encouraged non-judgement and curiosity. I was even able to combine my studies of anthropology and photography through a track of several visual anthropology and ethnographic film courses that my university offered.
By the time I graduated from college, through my summertime employment, I was deeply engrained in the world of guiding youth leadership development and environmental education programs in the backcountry. However, instead of forsaking my formal education, I decided to fuse my interests further, and practice visual storytelling to capture the worlds and cultures that were surrounding me at the time. Moments that were often steeped in self-discovery, community, hardship, and triumph.
Furthermore, as an educator, I have become passionate about using my work to present various perspectives and to share subtle moments of clarity. I try also to lean into paradox in order to evoke the complexities of life. As a photographer, I feel that this translates into honest and quirky compositions that are inclusive of elements that provide context and realism, as well as creating a strong focus on the nature of humanity in each moment captured.
Thank you for your interest, and please feel free to join me in celebrating this beautiful life that we live!
In the Spirit of Adventure,