Nye’ Lyn Tho Photography
1960 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, CA 94607




Hi my name is Nye’. I’m an Oakland-based portrait, commercial and conceptual photographer / re-toucher. Prior to photography, I gained extensive experience retouching and compositing as a full-time Graphic Designer in a San Francisco based company for 7 years. My work is intimate as I like to get to know my subject and connect to them or it personally. Marrying the technical aspects of digital photography with the intimate intricacies of discovering ones true persona or constructing the visual brand of a product is the key balance that drives my work.

In addition to realistic and stylized imagery, I also manipulate photos to be a bit more surreal in order to heighten or exaggerate the not so apparent story.

My studio is located in West Oakland, CA in a wonderful warehouse full of artist and makers. I’m always looking for new stories to tell and new ways to tell them.

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Honors & Awards

Prix Pictet nominee
July, 2016
Nominated for “Natural Heir” Series
London, UK

Fine art photography awards 
June 12th, 2016
3rd place in Photomanipulation Category for “Natural Heir” Series
London, UK

Jan Hart Schuyers Creative Merit Award
February, 2016
Richmond Art Center




Richmond Art Center


Pro Arts



Emerging Arts Professionals

Beautiful Things Project w/ Arisa White