Front Cover Feature & Interview by Nicoletté Thain Photography

The New York Optimist is a weekly online magazine, focusing on the arts, Painting, Sculpture, filmmaking, Photography, Fashion, dining, education, …
(I think the printed version is published quaterly – every 3 months)
I was approached by Kaliopy here on redbubble via bubblemail asking if she could interview me for a New York Magazine… Kaliopy found me on Redbubble through her friend Matt
Kaliopy is a creative curator for The New York Optimist and is insanely passionate about promoting creative talented people in Australia. At first I thought it wasn’t real but in a very short time it became very real. It has proven to me how valuable networking on a quality on line community can be and the thousands of hours I have dedicated to this site and others is more than pure self indulgence. The support I have received from Kaliopy and Mat has been overwhelming… to the point where I wonder and think “is this for real or am I the object of a very bad joke…..” and pinch myself to check I’m awake. The best thing of all though is I have made 2 new friends and after spending some time with them laughing and laughing and laughing…. and laughing! I believe we will be giggling for many years to come! And thats far more important than the recognition and moments of Fame! So my heart is bursting with gratitude, thank you Kaliopy and Matt xox


  • David Holmes
    David Holmesover 5 years ago

    congratulations well deserved

  • thank you David :)

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 5 years ago

    Oh my god Nic!!! That’s freaking awesome! Congratulations, what an awesome rush!!! I know nothing about this publication.. available printed in Aust?

  • lol Thank you so much Parmi :))))) it’s a huge rush mate and very unexpected! Not too sure on the availability in Australia, will get back to you. I’m very grateful for the exposure and hopefully it will lead to other opportunities xox

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    WOW – Congratulations Nicolette:))))))))))

  • thanks so much Svetlana, it’s been a wonderful experience :)))))

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

  • blueeyesjus
    blueeyesjusover 5 years ago

    Wow..huge congrats Nic, so very deserving.. I now personally know a famous photographer :)))), couldn’t be more happy for you Nic

  • lol Jus, I’m far from famous buddy!!! But it’s a huge buzz and so unexpected! Thank you xox

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 5 years ago

    WOW… Big Congrats Nicolette. That’s awesome!!

  • aww thank you Nathalie :)))) it is awesome and I’m still a bit dazed by the whole thing

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 5 years ago

    Congrats Wahoooooooooo

  • lol Jeff! I kinda did a bit of wooohooo when I realised it was for real :)

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

  • Danielle Prowse
    Danielle Prowseover 5 years ago

    MASSIVE CONGRATS!!!!! You must be absolutely stoked!!

  • I am Dan and it still doesn’t seem real, it’s like why is this happening but it’s a huge rush :)

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

  • micpowell
    micpowellover 5 years ago

    Well your the new Andy Warhol!

  • lol Mic! Yes that comparison has been made a few times with this pic even though he didn’t come to mind when I took this! Of all the images I’ve done this one has been the most successful yet the easiest to take. These cans were in a bin that I walked past, I had my macro lens on at the tine and just took the shot because they caught my eye.

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 5 years ago

    NO. FREAKING. WAY!!!!! I’m running to a newsstand to see if I can buy it!!!!! Wanna hard copy? :)))
    Are you packing yet?
    I love you to pieces and extremely happy for you, my ozzy BFF :)))

  • lol! sorry you wasted time going to newstands babe :))) hopefully it will be in the quaterly publication! And thank you, your my only New Your bubble friend so that kinda makes you special with the mag being New York based :)))) xox

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Yipeeee!!! To see one of my fav works of yours up there calls for a double Yipeeee!!!
    Well done Nic!!! BIG Congrats!!

  • aww Vik, this is such a wonderful surprise to me and it’s so good to share it with my beautiful friends like you… even if nothing comes of it I’ve had the excitement and wonderful feeling that I’m not pursuing this passion for no reason xox

    – Nicoletté Thain Photography

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