Nick Merzetti proves that complicated equipment is not what makes a great photo
Fourth-year student Nick Merzetti takes photographs professionally while pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology and human biology at Woodsworth College.
He shoots weddings and concerts, has done album work for bands, and head shots for actors. He also does fashion editorial work, but only when he has a good creative director on hand. “I’m fairly colourblind, so I need the input,” he says.
He favours street photography because of its volatile nature. “Scouting out an interesting location, watching the light, and waiting for moments to happen makes me, by far, the most content I will ever be,” he says.
Merzetti took this photo at 3 a.m. in the Annex neighborhood of Toronto with his iPhone (as he does most of his street photos). He saw this woman sitting on the street, and waited until she held the T-shirt up against herself to snap the shot. “Serendipity is the foundation of all street photography,” he says.