Nic Kocher has been an image maker since 1997 when he started as a staff photographer at The Age Newspaper. It was stimulating work, enticing great photos from a large, culturally diverse group of people of all ages. He has provided images for hundreds of feature stories and magazine spreads.
Working as a freelance photographer since 2007, Nic has major clients such as the Federal Department of Health, Federal Department of Defence, State Department of Education, Victoria Police, Origin Energy, Melbourne Racing Club, and many others.
He has specialised in time-lapse photography offering, providing footage for many clients, including Grand Designs Australia.
Recently, he produced a major projection work ‘The Absudity of Infinity’ for the 2014 Melbourne White Night Festival. It consisted of Cinemagraphs taken in Tokyo and Melbourne.
A commentator on technology and photography, Nic writes for the Livewire section in The Age Newspaper and is active in social media.
He hosts a regular, lively photography discussion night at John Gorilla Cafe, where three photographers from diverse backgrounds speak about their work and answer questions from the audience.
He has provided consulting to photographers and companies on highly technically projects. Over an 18 month shoot, he provided lighting expertise on the feature film Mary and Max. He was a digital capture consultant for a Google/Sydney Opera House streaming project for the 2013 Vivid Festival.
In 2013 he completed a Masters in Visual Art at Monash University. He explored the potential of photographic aesthetics and expression in regards to new technology.
Since 2008 he has developed programs at Photography Studies College. Notable courses have been DSLR Video production, Photographic New Media, and recently, Interactive Photography for Touch-Screen Devices. He has produced and delivered successful time-lapse workshops for RMIT Media Arts.