Nick Spiker

Get to know me

I am an American professional landscape photographer best known for incorporating invisible portions of the electromagnetic spectrum into images that can be perceived by the human eye. Using self-engineered and self modified equipment, I capture near-infinitesimal detail in my photographs and reveal the unviewable by translating infrared and ultraviolet light to the visible spectrum. Growing up, I dissected photography—both analog and digital—to its basic roots, becoming a master of light, color, optics, and perception.

Celestial

NIR photograph of Eunice Lake and Mt Rainier in Mt Rainier National Park, USA

Follow me on my adventure

Winter was not kind to photographers in the Flathead Valley this year. While ski bums rejoiced in the amount of snow on the mountains, the same clouds that brought the snow were causing dull and boring photographs. I can count on one hand the number of days it was clear, and I was out of town for almost all of them. Refusing to give up, I became addicted to weather apps and snow reports, waiting for a window to capture fresh snow on a clear night. At the end of February, the stars aligned and I jumped at the opportunity to get in a shot. Any shot. It had been too long since I had ventured into the wilderness, underestimated how long I’d be gone, and then received “that look” from my slightly worried but mostly annoyed wife when I returned home late.

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