My given name was Nikolyn but I have always been known to family and friends as Nikki.
I grew up in New Mexico and my fondness for the Southwest can surely be traced back to my growing-up years. My husband was in the Air Force and we traveled around the states for the first 15 years of his career. In 1985, he was assigned to southern Belgium. Our two children and I accompanied him, and we spent two wonderful years living on the economy there; it was during this time that I began to learn French and developed an interest in Francophone cultures.
When we returned to the states, I continued my study of French and ended up teaching French for 20 years before my retirement in 2011. I was lucky enough to travel back to Europe a number of times and so scenes from France especially are another recurrent theme in my photos. My husband and I have lived in Nebraska since 1987, long enough for me to develop an appreciation for and love of the Midwestern United States and rural scenes in particular.
I have been actively pursuing photography since 2006. My portfolio includes everything from extreme close-ups to landscapes, from animal and human portraits to shots of ordinary objects, from formal still lifes to spontaneous street captures, from realism to fantasy to abstraction. I love both color and black and white. If your tastes run to the eclectic, you will enjoy browsing my portfolio.
All photographs and images in this portfolio are copyrighted and owned by the artist, Nikolyn McDonald. All rights reserved. Copying and/or distributing these images without my permission is strictly prohibited. You can contact me using this site's e-mail feature.
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