My name is Nikki Peden. I was born in Houston, Texas where I grew up wandering around cemeteries, shooting Polaroids, and watching true crime TV. As a teenager, I entered a scholarship contest where I had to create a greeting card design. I didn’t win, but I was chosen as a finalist and the company decided to purchase my design. With the money I earned I purchased my first DSLR. I started taking self-portraits in my bedroom using window light and special effects makeup from the Halloween store, sharing my photos online. In 2010, I moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I now live and work. My passion for photography fuels me and I strive to create beautiful, dark, and atmospheric photos.

I am available for freelance and can be contacted here.