MOST Magazine Fitness APR-MAY'15 ISSUE NO.1 - Page 102

FFM: You have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduated with a full academic scholarship. Are you a self-taught photographer or did you take classes in photography? ND: Yes, I am a self-taught photographer. FFM: You began working as a photographer in 2009, and since then you have accomplished so much and are considered by many as one of the best in the fitness industry. Take us through the ups and downs of making it to the top. ND: I never really aimed to be a top photographer. Photography was something I did just to make ends meet here in Hollywood. I shot videos and did photography as my main source of income while trying to pursue film making. However, 102 || FITNESS M A G A Z I N E || APRIL / MAY 2015 photography really took over within months once I started doing it so I just went with it. FFM: When did you book your first major fitness client? ND: Active Channel-a show called “LA Muscle” with Rob Riches. I shot video segments for them and photos for Rob Riches himself. FFM: You said you discovered photography by helping a good friend make it in modeling, can you share the name? ND: His name is James Ellis. He is one of the most recognizable fitness models in the US right now. FFM: Can you give us your top 5 tips for our aspiring model readers? ND: Fitness modeling is commercial modeling so >>>