Monday, December 29, 2008

Venice Beach

While in Cali for xmas I shot a quick trial run with my new 5d Mark II.
First time doing video with this camera, pretty impressive. Can't wait to play with it more. Enjoy.

Venice from Nicholas Routzen on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

California X-MAS

I am still breaking in my new Canon 5d, this camera is amazing. California has blessed me with a beautiful day on the beach, with my mother. Sending love back to the skies ;)

Friday, December 19, 2008

New biz card

Clear, frosted, and ready to mingle.

New promo campaign and books coming early January 09.
Be prepared.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

IMG + FUSION Xmas parties + Ana's bday

Tis the season!


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This was such a lovely evening. I was very fortunate to attend Ana's bday dinner with a handful of good friends, great food, wine, and an intimate atmosphere.
Ana and Robert Geller may be the most adorable couple. I get so gitty seeing them together. True love, they reek of it. =)

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Friday, December 12, 2008

New Spread- Highlights Magazine Issue #32

I just received the new issue of Highlights in the mail! We shot a 6 page editorial of Heloise Guerin for Women, so check it out on stands and let me know what you think.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

MissBehave Magazine

Today we shot Janelle Fishman for Q. Janelle is an enthusiastic surf/skate/snowboarder, oh yeah and a model. She has eyes that kill, and an unbeatable attitude.
This was my first shoot with MissBehave Magazine, and pretty sure I nailed the whole thing ;) But I guess once the spread is on stands, you can be the judge.
Can't show you the spread yet, but here's a wrap shot.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Muse: Kara Searle

Once again, the stunning Kara Searle is back in front of my lens. Kara came to me in need of some new body shots. As a result, we turned out a stellar in studio editorial. She always impresses. Enjoy.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Thaysse for Supreme

This is a personal story I shot of Thaysse.
Thaysse is simple, strong, and what you see is what you get.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Smiles On Film

My friends doing what they do best...Making me smile.

The smiles on film from Nicholas Routzen on Vimeo.

New video

I've been fuming with creativity recently...Video has always had a strong place in my life, I am glad to be getting back into it. I shot this while in the Catskills, a few weeks ago. Enjoy.

Fluidity of Ice from Nicholas Routzen on Vimeo.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Reciprocated Love™ - New project + tattoo

Two new things in the mix... Reciprocated Love™, a new project I am working on + I just got home from getting some new ink. And yes, it stings! =) Check out the video below.

Nicholas Routzen vs. Reciprocated Love™ from Nicholas Routzen on Vimeo.

Monday, November 24, 2008


There are ppl in our life for a reason/reasons...It's not often we find soul mates. In fact, I don't even know if most find that soul mate in their life time.
To me, she was a soul mate. A soul mate to me is someone who opens you up, makes your see things, helps you see below the darkest surface, and brings out the best in you. Soul mates can and do come and go... They can be in your life for days, weeks, months, years, it's not the amount of time they are in your life that is important, it's the light that is seen and the connection that is made, both within yourself and others.

Some aren't strong enough to accept the amount of love that a person will pour into you. It's heart wrenching, but we are all different. And that needs to be accepted.

I've lived the last two years being on cloud nine in love, knowing that my partner didn't have the reciprocated heart that I do...BUT, I have been completely content with being in the moment and nothing more, nor any further. I only hope that everyone can do the same, bc we really don't know how long we will be around in each other's life. Love heavily and find what makes you smile. =)

Life is good.

Love to you all.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nicholas Routzen Interview

A past intern, Ernie Gilbert, came and stayed with me for a bit to help out and gain some new knowledge. Ernie happened to be here on a few travel assignments as well, so he was to see how the whole operation works. While here, he did some filming and edited a small interview video for me. Thanks Ern!

Nicholas Routzen l Photographer... Interview from Nicholas Routzen on Vimeo.

New Video- Margarita Kallas

While in Paris, I shot this video of a great friend and model, Margarita Kallas. We were only days from receiving all the new Spring/Summer clothing from brands, and I didn't want to shoot any more fall ;) So, I figured why not shoot some film?
Margarita is just as the video, adorable, fun, playful, and hip.

Which way to le Eiffel Tower? from Nicholas Routzen on Vimeo.

New Story- Amanda Murphy

Recently I shot Amanda Murphy for IMG, for Eliza Magazine. Amanda has only been in NY modeling for a few months and will definitely be a big face soon. Her natural beauty is just stunning. She sports the short bob cut, and it fits her perfectly. And yes, she is as sweet as they come.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Story- Georgetta

Just in, new story of Georgetta from Nathalie Paris.
I had to put up a teaser for you bc it's just too beautiful of a story!

Click HERE for rough edit.

Friday, October 10, 2008

New Shoot- Emma Beam

Recently shot, Emma Beam for Elite Models.
Emma is one of the freshest faces out there, and easily one of the best girls I've worked with. Emma is naturally stunning, takes direction well, and will def go far.
She already has an amazing resume, for the short amount of time she's been modeling.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Shoot- Atong Ajork

Recently shot, Atong Ajork for Trump Models. Her unique look and energetic attitude, make her a joy to work with. Atong is business, she comes to get the job done and satisfy.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Fabienne for Trump Models.
Fabienne is adorable. Her accent throws you for a loop considering her background. She is definitely a rising star, and a quick one to be picked up. Fabienne is very low key, knows how to move, and willing to work hard.
I should have video up for this soon. We hauled around a large cart through some serious terrain for these locations, but well worth it. Shot out to the team.

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Kara Searle- Behind the scenes

Kara Searle for Elite. Kara is one the most fun models I've yet to work with. This girl ALWAYS has a great attitude and is there to work. I believe this is the third time I've shot her. Love her, done and done.
This was a fashion editorial we shot for NIKKI Style Magazine.
I put together a quick video of small clips through out the day.

Kara for Elite Models NY - 2008 NICHOLASROUTZEN.COM from Nicholas Routzen on Vimeo.

New Promos

This week has been prep for new promo mailers.
Melissa Olmedo started interning about a week and a half ago, and has been a massive help to the company. She conquered this project in a matter of days, a few Starbucks runs, loud music, dvd's and multiple food deliveries. I had these new promos printed out a few weeks back, then ordered sleeves, labels, stamps, etc. This is the second major promo campaign this year, so the flow was pretty on point.

Thank you Melissa =)