Nick Walker is a New York City based Director of Photography. Hailing from Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, he followed his drive for capturing compelling cinematic images to New York University, where he studied cinematography at Tisch’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television and a special program at one of the oldest film schools in the world- FAMU in Prague. In 2013 he shot his first feature-length film, Viral (Dir. T Zhang), and has since collaborated with a wide range of directors to shoot numerous award winning short films, music videos, and documentaries.
Most recently, his work on feature-length documentary Nana (Dir. Serena Dykman) premiered at the 25th St. Louis International Film Festival, where it was granted the Leon Award for Best Documentary Feature. It has since screened at film festivals nine times and won seven awards including “Best Documentary” at the Fargo International Film Festival. Nick’s previous collaboration with director Serena Dykman, Welcome, was accepted to 45 Oscar qualifying film festivals and was awarded Best Short on nine occasions, most notably at the 2015 Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase.
He has lensed dozens of music videos for artists including Joey Bada$$, D.R.A.M., and Mick Jenkins, which have been featured in music publications like Rolling Stone, Fader, Mother Jones, and Noisey. His work with director Nathan R. Smith for Mick Jenkins on the track “Jazz” was awarded Freshman Music Video of the Year by MTV. His music videos have been viewed by over 35 million viewers online. His commercial clients include The Container Store, iHealth Labs, iSmart Alarm, and LensCrafters.