Nick Pedersen is a photographer and digital artist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He holds a BFA degree in Photography, as well as an MFA degree in Digital Arts from Pratt Institute in New York. He has shown artwork in galleries across the country and internationally, recently including the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Paradigm Gallery, and Arch Enemy Arts. He has published two artist books featuring his long-term personal projects Sumeru and Ultima. Many of his images have been recognized with awards from the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and the Photoshop Guru Awards. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as Vogue, Create Magazine, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, and on the covers of Photoshop User and After Capture. In the past few years he has also completed Artist Residencies at the Banff Center in Canada, the Gullkistan Residency in Iceland, and the Starry Night Retreat in New Mexico.
“My artwork is primarily inspired by my experience with nature and environmentalism. It is specifically motivated by my concern for the future due to the effects of climate change, sea level rise, deforestation and many other environmental impacts humans have had on the planet. My goal with these projects is to visually depict this modern conflict between the natural world and the manmade world in interesting and provocative ways, to create elaborate, photorealistic images that show a striking contrast between utopian and dystopian visions of the world. I portray this as an epic struggle and in my work these forces clash in theatrical, post-apocalyptic battlegrounds.”
AFTER CAPTURE MAGAZINE
“An Interview with Nick Pedersen on his Post-Apocalyptic Series, Ultima”, “Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Go Green”, “Wild Animals Call the Urban Jungle Their Home”, “Ultima, A Fantastically Detailed Vision of the Future”
“Post-Apocalyptic Ecotopias”, “Ultima Series Visualizes Human Civilization in the Future”, “Migration Series Addresses Consequences of Deforestation”, “Sumeru, A Digitization of Epic Proportions”
DIGIFOTO PRO MAGAZINE
ADOBE / BEHANCE
MY MODERN METROPOLIS