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Far more than a portrait photography service...

As an artist and educator, there is no niche. Nilas has been relentlessly exploring fine art and editorial portraits, lifestyle and branding photoshoots, and capturing authentic memories at weddings since 2016.

Complacency is the death of mastery.

Portland's Premiere
Photo Studio

Our little family owns and manages Cobalt Studios PDX, Portland's main photo studio, where Michael (Nilas) also serves as the primary in-house photographer. Our space is also rented by fellow creatives and used as a community and event hub for camera operators, models, and many other artists.

Visit the photo studio website or schedule a tour to learn more.

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Create. Connect. Inspire.

There is no gatekeeping here.

Community is everything to us, and we are humbled to call so many camera-centric creatives our chosen family.

Join us in our studio or anywhere in the PNW for

Photography Workshops,
Creative Networking (Darchive),
Co-working Days,
Portfolio Reviews,
Art Events, Parties, and more.


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A cold and grim photoshoot with bloody white and black dresses and vampires with Portland
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Nilas (the kid)

Michael (Nilas)



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