Piece description from the artist
This photograph was taken in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. I knew I had to shoot here because it was humorous for me to see a boat in sand. I knew it would make for an interesting image when looking down on the scene. Instead of putting the girl over board, I put her "under board" and went from there.
Kelly Nicolaisen crosses boundaries as she composes the world into a colorful still life. Her style playfully blurs the line between portrait and landscape. The figures that she photographs become characters in the fantasy of their surroundings. Her bold hues and attention to space make for striking compositions that turn everyday life into a surreal experience. Captivated by the strangeness of reality she is inspired to perpetuate humor with her camera in her own voice.
Kelly Nicolaisen lives in San Francisco, where she draws on the city's vast wealth of inspiration. She received a B.A. from the Academy of Art University there and she also holds an associates degree in marketing and advertising.