The Maine coast is renowned for its raw physical beauty, but frequent flatspells and brutal weather nine months of the year offer scant photo opps that don't involve lobster boats or lobster claw gloves. Local Nick LaVecchia has the rare patience to capture those fleeting days and seemingly transform this often cruel coast into some kind of lush, sun-drenched haven. His photography captures the isolated desolate moments that comprise the New Englander's waveriding experience. Close examination of Nick's work reveals an instinctive awareness for the principle of addition by subtraction--that is, the power of shadows and shading to suggest, shape, and enhance the visible. Nick is a Senior Photographer for Eastern Surf Magazine and N’East Magazine, has traveled the world and lived in Burlington, Vermont, before he settled in York, Maine, and found a home in the Northeast.