A Little About Us...
Colorado Abandoned is a photographic experience that captures visually alluring items, artifacts and locations left abandoned to the elements of the high plains of Colorado. It portrays dilapidated, broken-down abandoned buildings, neglected homesteads, along with farm vehicles and industrial machinery. Photographers Lex Nichols, and Vincent Gearhart have traveled primarily throughout the southeastern part of Colorado to capture the essence of the abandoned in photographs.
Lex Nichols was born and raised in Rocky Ford. At about 15 his stepmom bought him his first camera and his interest in art and photography really took off. In 2003 he started Lex Nichols Photography and was doing photography full time by 2004. He earned a Professional Certification through the Professional Photographers of America specializing in portrait lighting, landscapes and digital art (Photoshop). Lex began teaching digital art, photography and Photoshop at Otero Junior College while also running his business. In a few years his wife Jennifer joined the LNP team and now runs the business from their home in Rocky Ford.
Lex has been featured in Outdoor Photographer, Cowboys and Indians, Balloon Life and numerous other national publications. Currently, Lex is represented by Alamy Images Stock Agency based out of the UK where his images are sold worldwide. He is employed by Otero County as Public Works Director but still continues his photography adventures. Visit his website at lexnichols.com.
Vincent has a varied professional background. He is a graduate of La Junta High School and has taken various continuing education courses at Otero Junior College (La Junta CO), Pueblo Community College (Pueblo, CO) and Morgan Community College (Fort Morgan, CO). He worked for the ATSF Railroad in a regional capacity for 20 years. He became adept in computer work through his experience with Computer Products and Services in La Junta, CO. That work in sales and technology augmented his career as a sales representative with Northeast Colorado Broadcasting and as a Dealer Account Executive and Data Tech Support Customer Service Representative for Viaero Wireless in Ft. Morgan, Colorado. He was employed for several years at Robinson Printing, Inc., in Lamar in sales and helped to create a successful weekly newspaper which still serves the Prowers County area. He returned to the radio industry for a short time in sales and marketing for Cherry Creek Media until the business was sold. He is currently working as a consultant to area businesses in the media and marketing fields and is helping to operate a new art gallery on main street in Lamar, CO.
Vincent has had a passion for the art of photography for many years. He enjoys studying new developments in photography, the art world and the digital arts. He primarily takes photographs of isolated objects and also takes pleasure in landscape photography.
Visit Vincent on his Facebook page here.
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