Nicholas Pallas lives and is based out of New York City, and hails originally from Mamaroneck, New York, a small suburban town just north of the city. He has attended Westchester Community College and Gettysburg College, and served three years in the United States Marine Corps.
It was during, and after his service in the Marines when Nicky first became inspired to pursue photography on a more serious level, something he had always enjoyed throughout his life. He bought his first SLR camera and began practicing with friends, and reading any book he could get his hands on. He enrolled in photography and visual arts courses and formed a close relationship with Didier Dorot, his favorite professor. Dorot served as a mentor of sorts, and conversely, Nicky began to serve as his assistant, helping to teach seminars at various photography schools in New York City. Nicky also worked as a staff photographer for his college newspaper, and assisted & interned for various area photographers during his college years.
In more recent times, Nicky has been traveling around the globe, visiting more than two dozen countries, spanning four continents, and mixing in his passion for photography along the way. From shooting a traditional wedding in Bombay, India, to a beautiful panorama of the Japanese landscape from the summit of Mount Fuji, the northern lights as viewed from Reykjavik, Iceland, the massive waterfalls of Niagara Falls, high atop coastal cliffs of Portugal overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, to the various castles and relics of mainland Europe, to traversing the massive and expansive "salt desert," the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, and finally the majestic and beautiful architecture and buildings right at home in New York City. There is no destination out of reach, as he is available and excited at the opportunity to photograph weddings and events, landscapes and scenery, all over the world.
In his personal life, Nicky is enthusiastic about sports, especially American football and baseball, and also works as a baseball umpire in New York, working at various levels from youth to amateur baseball. He loves to run and bike long distance, and he competes in half-marathons throughout the year. He is involved and dedicated to an international network of hospitality exchange called Couchsurfing, from which his passion for travel and meeting people from all over the world derives from.