Nick Fancher is a photographer, author, and educator who specializes in dramatic lighting, often employing the use of bold colors and experimental camera techniques. His work ranges from portrait and commercial photography to fine art. He is particularly known for his efficient method of working, which is with the use of minimal gear, often in unconventional locations.

Nick graduated from the Ohio State University with a BFA in photography in 2005. He has authored several books on his techniques, including Studio Anywhere and Chroma. His lighting workshops have taken him across the U.S. and around the world. He is an ambassador for Cactus flashes.

Nick is currently based in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Beth, and children Jack and Margot.

Select Client List

  • Anti- Records
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Epitaph Records
  • Hartbeat Productions
  • Hollister
  • IBM
  • JackThreads
  • Jeni's Ice Cream
  • Lane Bryant
  • The Ohio State University
  • Pure Silk
  • Sotheby's
  • Stones Throw Records
  • Victoria's Secret


  • Alternative Press
  • The Atlantic
  • Decibel
  • ESPN Magazine
  • Forbes Japan
  • Kerrang!
  • The New York Times
  • People
  • Photo District News
  • Pro Photographer (New Zealand)
  • Rangefinder
  • Real Simple
  • Revolver
  • Stereogum
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