Photographer / Creative Director, Nathaniel Inc., Toronto, ON. Born: Toronto, ON.
Quintessential style – Quiet Elegance – Quality Grace: all words that aptly describe Toronto-born photographer Nathaniel Anderson. A renaissance man, Nathaniel has always been fascinated with images and great design. He views photography as an expressionistic tool that he deems ‘therapeutic’ – an opportunity to release and articulate those things that he hasn’t been able to vocalize.
His innovative approach to creating powerful visual narratives has been recognized across sectors. Photography is his passport to the world – Africa, Switzerland, England, Netherlands, Mexico, Jamaica, and St. Kitts – this daring visionary approaches each venture with a creative quirkiness and sophisticated style. As such, Anderson has developed an impressive and diverse portfolio. Whether raising the standards of portraiture for magazines such as Hotelier, capturing breathtaking global images for travel publications like En Route Magazine, raising the profile of Goodwill and other charities, or exhibiting his modern bamboo series; his work consistently transcends convention. Nathaniel is especially recognized for his mastery of light and grasp of visual dualisms. He constantly seeks to deconstruct and expand notions of beauty while developing a neoteric aesthetic.
His inspiration is simple: Design. People. Sensuality. The underpinning of his creativity is working with raw talent and giving it life.
Having garnered recognition from his peers and multiple audiences, he is gearing up to launch Nathaniel Inc. This boutique creative house will enable him to better pursue and explore multidisciplinary projects like developing a television show, writing screenplays, filming short and feature length films along with launching a new furniture line.
Other: Nathaniel has also shot for Marlon Durrant’s Bespoke Life, Style At Home, Reno & Decor, Sway Magazine, TCHAD Magazine, and many others.
Favourite book? The Alchemist, by Paul Coelho.
Favourite quote? “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde
Given the chance, what would you love to do that you haven’t done yet? Host a series of exhibitions in Europe.
Who inspires you? Women.
Why do you do what you do? I love to create and communicate new ideas. I am fortunate to use a medium that speaks to so many. The use of creative lighting and composition, are the portals that gives access to new interpretation.