Nate Powers is a Editorial / Performance / Dance Photographer. With his passion visible to the world, he likes showing his clients and fans the world through his eyes.
Seeing the world through glass may seem transparent to some, but to me, it’s a whole new world. When I’m behind my cameras, I just get this sense of happiness, could even call it my euphoria. The feeling of setting up a production or even shooting dancers for me is the thrill of it. I was once told that photography is 90% away from the camera, I now know that this is true.
I thrive to show my clients that I am passionate about what I provide as a service and art. Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” At first I couldn’t believe this would ever be true, that I too would become this slave of the system pumping out results without any passion and just doing work for money. A few years ago, I started shooting dancers and I realized this was a reality for me. I loved my job. I get paid to photograph amazing models, dancers and stories that compel my audience to dig deeper into the meanings or see something that they wouldn’t normally get to see.
I enjoy seeing my hard work paying off or sometimes, failing miserably. Adapting to new situations, new challenges and assignments is what I love about this industry. Take a step away for a minute and the game has changed; there’s a new piece of equipment or some new revolutionary process. I have always thought that humans are constantly learning and even though we may not be in a formal educational atmosphere, we are constantly watching each other, analyzing what we are doing and making things our own version. Photography is something I find therapeutic and relaxing, even though some may see me running around and getting things done on my larger scale productions, inside I am calm because of the countless hours of research and layouts.
I have had my struggles, much like my colleagues, finding my style and myself. I have seen the growth in my work of the few years and often reflect back to the film negatives of my high school years. Seeing what has been and what are now strong images for me personally is amazing to see the difference.