Semester at the Danish School of Media and Journalism Part I

It’s been a terrific semester at DMJX. From the professors and students, to Aarhus and Copenhagen, coming here has been profoundly educational and inspiring. I’ve found stories I’m passionate about, met great people and even produced a print magazine with my classmates (see below, apologize about the low res copy). While it’s definitely easier to let the pictures do the talking, through my program’s assignments I’ve worked on stories ranging from a part-time student DJ, to LGBT refugees struggling to integrate. And for me, it is particularly the stories of other queer people that touch home.

Outside of the stories I’ve also started falling in love again with film, particularly square-medium format pictures. Through the school we have access to a Mamiya 6 which is in great condition, so I included some practice frames of my friends here (plus a dog). I also used it for the magazine project to make portraits of the newcomers I worked with. If you have the time, take a look at all the photos below.

This story is about Dan and Martin, two gay fathers who are raising Ellen, their daughter, despite lingering stigma and misunderstandings about what it means to be gay and have a family. 

Andor Füzi, a student studying marketing in Aarhus, is passionate about DJ'ing. When he's not in class or working at Clemens, a high-end restaurant downtown, he's playing sets or mixing music for fun.

Halloween and Haiti

Tonight was the third annual Belmont High Haunted House, put on by student Devan O'Toole. Every year since he was a sophomore, Devan, now a senior, seeking to leave a mark on his high school, organized the haunted house for the community to help raise money for important causes. This year it's for the Saint Rock Haiti Foundation. 

Flint the seal

Flint the seal

Earlier this month I reached out to the Mystic Aquarium to learn more about their animal rescue program where they rehabilitate all kinds of animals, but mostly seals and sea turtles. During my visit I met Flint, the main character in our story, who was brought to the clinic with severe wounds presumably inflicted by a shark. He was rescued after good Samaritans called the rescue clinic's hotline. I was able to accompany Flint and his crew of caregivers on the morning of his release.

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Yannick's and Anna's wedding with Rob Shook

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Yannick and Anna, a Cambridge couple who were married yesterday in Park Street Church in Boston. I was second-shooting for Rob Shook, an RIT-grad who shoots all sorts of weddings with a photojournalistic eye. He was a pleasure to work with and great with the couple (hire him and maybe you'll see me as your second shooter!). 

Here are some of my favorites from the day - I worked with Yannick, the groom.

Best of luck to Yannick and Anna.

 7/9/16 – Boston, MA – Saturday afternoon during Yannick and Anna's wedding in Boston, Mass., on Saturday, Jul. 9, 2016. (Photo by Nicholas Pfosi)
 7/9/16 – Boston, MA – Saturday afternoon during Yannick and Anna's wedding in Boston, Mass., on Saturday, Jul. 9, 2016. (Photo by Nicholas Pfosi)
 7/9/16 – Boston, MA – Saturday afternoon during Yannick and Anna's wedding in Boston, Mass., on Saturday, Jul. 9, 2016. (Photo by Nicholas Pfosi)

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Like most photographers, I too routinely fall behind on my "recent work" updates on my blog. In my defense though, this has been happening lately because I've started to post to Instagram more which scratches my "let's update my mom and few friends who read my blog on my recent work" itch. 

Conveniently, I can put my Instagram feed here so you can always come back for more! Or at least have this hold you over until I post something more substantial in the future.