Nancy Scherl is a fine art photographer based in New York City. Stylistically, Nancy emulates cinema verité, often posing her subjects, offering subtle direction, and asking them to “act out” how they feel while they are posed in a specific setting. This body of work is a tribute to her late mother who gracefully embraced change throughout her life. Each image is a limited edition of ten, eight inch square photographs output on inkjet or Japanese Kozo paper). Her series is encaustic on photography with pan pastels and oil paint.


Nancy completed an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media at New York City’s School of Visual Arts, following her undergraduate studies in documentary and fine art photography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, where she served as a board member from 2016 to 2019, and currently serves as president on the board of the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association (KMAA) in Katonah, New York.


Among other honors, Nancy’s work earned a place in the 2021 Worldwide Photography Gala Awards’ 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards (JMCA) and Photolucida’s 2018 Critical Mass Top 200. She received two first-place awards in the 2016 Moscow International Foto Awards and a bronze award in the 2016 Tokyo International Foto Awards. Her work has appeared in numerous shows, including the A Smith Gallery Portraits exhibition in 2020; South x Southeast 2020’s Photogallery; the Katonah Museum of Art’s Tri-State Juried Exhibition Signals in Katonah, New York, in 2018; and the Katonah Museum Artists’ Association juried show Time and Place at the Hammond Museum in North Salem, New York, in 2015.

I use a NIkon D3 and D810 with varying Nikkor micro lenses. This was shot with a 65mm Micro lens. I use Nikon SB800 series speedlights. The image: Photograph output on Inkjet paper and pan pastels and oils were applied to the encaustic.