Nicolas Jude Larnerd was first introduced to photography in Colorado where he grew up in a diverse scenery that he felt was meant to be captured. He cultivated his talent and sought to incorporate it into multiple aspects of his life. Art, specifically photography, was used as a means of expression in his professional and academic experiences. 

At UCLA he was heavily involved in creative student bodies such as Campus Events Commission where he worked with several talent agencies in Los Angeles as a Director of Media Production and Print Marketing. This position allowed him to use his talent and passion to guide 20 unique individuals to capture their artistic voice.

He used photography in his historical class work which led him to be featured by The J. Paul Getty Museum for his mixed media on Inspirational Illuminations: Women in the Middle Ages. Dr. Kristina Markman was his mentor for this project who encouraged him to pursue new endeavors that intersect academics, language, and art.

Currently, he is in search of an International Relations and Affairs masters program focused on Counter-Terrorism in the Middle East where he can intersect both scholarly research and photo-documentary.