nicole

Nicole Kibert is a freelance photographer based in Atlanta, GA (formerly of Tampa, FL) working under the moniker of elawgrrl. Nicole specializes in live music photography and enjoys capturing the essence and movement of performances. Nicole is a frequent contributor to publications including regular contributions to Suburban Apologist and Creative Loafing and special contributions to Razorcake (US), Washington Post, Time Out Chicago, NME (UK), VISIONS (GER), Manual Dexterity, Huck Magazine (UK), Hysteria (AUS), Tampa Bay Times, Orlando Weekly, Tampa Tribune, Gainesville Sun, Florida Alligator, REAX (US) and Gravedigger (US). In addition, Nicole’s photos have appeared in gallery exhibits, band albums and CDs, websites, blogs, and of course, Facebook and Tumblr. In past lives, Nicole was the music director and DJ for WRGW (GWU college radio station), a show promoter, zine writer, music reviewer for really, really swank publications and an undefeated Ms. PacMan champion. Nicole is available for editorial assignments and portraits including band promo shots – just send her an email at elawgrrl [at] gmail [dot] com to discuss your idea.

RECORD CONTRIBUTIONS

Falls Album Cover - Faults 5.31.16Fault‘s Falls (2016)
Dikembe Live at Loosey'sDikembe‘s Live at Loosey’s (2016) BINARY HEART - Brighter Days 2015 Binary Heart‘s Brighter Days (2015)
Indy’s cover debut
Frank Turner Positive Songs for Negative People Frank Turner‘s Positive Songs for Negative People (2015)
Live photo
False Album Cover by Faults 6.27.15 Fault‘s False (2015)
Lucero Live From Atlanta Front Lucero Live From Atlanta Back Lucero‘s Live From Atlanta (2014) front & back covers, inset images
Tim Barry Raising Hell & Living Cheap Tim Barry‘s Raising Hell & Living Cheap: Live in Richmond (2014) Lemuria - The Distance Is So BigLemuria‘s The Distance is So Big (2013) base photo for the colored image by Max
murder-suicide pact die screaming 2013 Murder-Suicide Pact‘s Die Screaming (2013) Wolf-Face Still A Son Of A Bitch Wolf-Face‘s Still A Son Of A Bitch (2013)
Tim Barry 40 Miler Tim Barry‘s 40 Miler (2012) Back Cover Image Coke Bust Vaccine Split Coke Bust‘s band photo on the Coke Bust / Vaccine split (2012)
Feral Babies Violent Boredom Feral Babies‘ Violent Boredom (Band Photos) (2011) Greenland is Melting - Folk Songs from Florida Volume 1Greenland Is Melting‘s Folk Songs from Florida Volume 1 (2011)


SELECTED PHOTO BOOKS

Why do you FEST?: A FEST 12 Portrait Project (2014)
A series of portraits of FEST 12 attendees explaining why FEST taken between November 1-3, 2013 in Gainesville, FL. Free digital download (note this is a large PDF file) or you can purchase a hard copy at cost.

Scene Unity: A Portrait Project (2013)
A series of portraits of attendees explaining why they are in the scene at the Significant Records Scene Unity Show on July 20, 2013.

only music has the answer. 2011 edition (2011)
Includes my favorite live music photos from 2011 including shows in Tampa, Fort Myers, Austin (Chaos in Tejas), Gainesville (FEST), Orlando and more. Free ebook and print book available for purchase.

Tampa Bay Bikes: A Portait Project (2013)
A series of portraits of bicyclists & their bikes in Tampa Bay over two days in May 2012:
* Vélo Champ, Seminole Heights, Tampa, FL – May 17, 2012
* Not Fixed Fight Race, St. Petersburg, FL – May 20, 2012
This book is intended to give a face to the Tampa Bike community as we lobby for additional bike safety measures.

ABCs OF TAMPA BAY MUSIC (2012)
Photos of Tampa Bay Bands arranged from A-Z by the photographers of Suburban Apologist.

TO TAMPA, THE ‘BURG, AND BEYOND (2013)
Photos of Tampa Bay Music Shows 2012-2013 by the photographers of Suburban Apologist.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Fest 14 Art Show
Zorka Rose Gallery @ Anthem Tattoo, Gainesville, FL
October 30 – November 2, 2015

Fest 13 Art Show
Zorka Rose Gallery @ Anthem Tattoo, Gainesville, FL
October 31 – November 3, 2014

Mixed Up Art Show
The Bricks, Ybor City, FL
August – September, 2013

Red Bull Wake Open Art Project
Tampa Convention Center, FL
July 2013

The Hodge Podge Show
The Bricks, Ybor City, FL
April – June, 2013

93 ’till Infinity” Part 3 of 4, Celebrating 20 Years of Skatepark of Tampa
The Bricks, Ybor City, FL
January – March, 2013

93 ’till Infinity” Part 2 of 4, Celebrating 20 Years of Skatepark of Tampa
The Bricks, Ybor City, FL
November 2012 – January 2013

Fest 11 Art Show
Display, Gainesville, FL
October 2012

Alphabet Art Show – Letter “X”
The Bricks, Ybor City, FL
June – August, 2012

Record Album Art Show
The Bricks, Ybor City, FL
January – March, 2012

Ongoing Exhibit
MicroGroove Record Store, Tampa, FL

Fest 10 Art Show
Display, Gainesville, FL
October 2011

Fest 9 Art Show
Gainesville, FL
October 2010

Museq: let music be your MUSE!!
Tampa Artist Emporium, Tampa, FL
September 2010

Photos Graphein Photography Show
Vitale ‎Art Studio, St. Petersburg, FL
July 7 – 29, 2010

R. Daniel Harnly Memorial Juried Student Showcase
Florida Museum of Photography, Tampa, FL
May 27 – July 17, 2010

Motion – Juried Show
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
March 19 – April 17, 2010

SoundFX: SpinOffs – Juried Show
Romeo Gallery, 1515 E. Seventh Ave., Ybor City, FL
September 19, 2008 – October 5, 2008

SoundFX: LIVE
Crowbar, 1812 N. 17th St., Ybor City, FL
An Aestheticized concert featuring photo slideshows by Nicole Kibert/elawgrrl.
September 20, 2008

International Peace Corps Exhibit – Juried Show
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
August 20 – 30, 2008

Member’s Show – participated yearly 2006 – 2013
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL