Nicolas Sage is a husband, father of two, cancer survivor and a remarkable photographer.
Nicolas Sage studied photography at Santa Monica College, UCLA Extension, and completed a six-month master photography program instructed by world-renowned photographer and educator Bobbi Lane. He has had over fifteen years experience in the field. In 2006, he was asked by the Shambhala Mountain Center to photograph the Dalai Lama at his speaking engagement in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. A versatile artist, Nicolas has also worked with families, children, students, schools, fitness experts, musicians, authors and celebrities. Nicolas also enjoys wedding photography and photographing sporting events. His work has appeared on various book covers.
When not taking pictures, Nicolas enjoys spending time with his family and friends, coaching his son’s baseball team, exercising, juicing, mountain biking, listening to his favorite radio station KCRW, and attending musical and comedy performances.
Initially, Nicolas relocated to Los Angeles from Taos, New Mexico to pursue a career in the music industry. He worked for a few record companies and had his own booking agency before he developed an interest in photography. His first paid photography gig was photographing the techno / industrial band, Lords of Acid at the Hollywood Palladium.
Besides being technically skilled and able to visualize the best image in advance, Nicolas is also open to, and inspired by, the spontaneous magic that happens when he’s taking pictures. The child popping into a shot of his parents kissing. The young woman jumping on a friend’s skateboard. A shy, camera-shy subject breaking out into a glorious smile.
Nicolas Sage’s work expresses the alchemy of a relaxed person in a comfortable environment enhanced by the perfect lighting and revealed through the photographer’s experienced, creative eye. As one of his clients says, “Many photographer’s elicit a feeling of anxiety. Nicolas makes everyone feel comfortable. He’s a photo whisperer!”