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Meet Travis Nickey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Travis Nickey.

Hi Travis, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I winged it and moved to Colorado in 2018 without a job or knowing anyone out this way. I really wanted to enjoy the outdoors and ideally find some kind of job/gig where I could do some photography! I was fortunate enough to make friends with a real estate photographer who’s now my really good friend and have been doing real estate photography since June of 2018 (over 4K properties photographed in Northern Colorado!).

What my PASSION to photograph though are STORMS! I never realized Colorado had such epic storms, but in 2019 I went on my first few storm chases and it’s progressed into real love and pretty much a full-on obsession, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s been a very fun and interesting journey! Some of the struggles have been getting stuck inside of some storms (hail dings, cracked windshields, fear of what’s lurking behind all the hail and rain), ripping my bumper off, excessively long and somewhat dangerous drives to and from chasing storms, feeling like I didn’t know what the heck I was doing out in the middle of Kansas, etc haha.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m most dedicated and passionate about my storm chasing and photograph/videography that I’ve become obsessed with in the past few years! I’m most proud of my dedication to doing something I love, the long hours spent in the car, the thousands of dollars spent on fuel, hotels, gas station food, etc with no expected return, just doing it for the love of it! I’d say I set myself apart from others because I will chase just about any storm that I can even if the outlook isn’t promising.

Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
Sharing my photography on social media, watching and subscribing to my videos on YouTube. I really also just enjoy chatting with the “storm community” everyone has been so supportive, helpful, and positive!

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @TravisNickey
  • Youtube: @TravisNickeyStorms

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