Nye Lyn Tho, Nye', NLT, Nyesha Lynette Thomas, Photographer, Black Female Photographer

I’m an Astrology enthusiast, Commercial / Conceptual Photographer, and Retoucher. Since 2015, I’ve been working independently retouching for clients such as Uber Eats, Sephora, Vehicle SF, and Title Nine. In addition to this, I worked with my own personal clients and small local businesses in the SF Bay Area and New York. Prior to photography, I gained extensive experience designing and compositing as a full-time Graphic Designer in a San Francisco based company for 7 years.

If I’m not trying to guess the sign of my subject; I’m obsessing over the composition of a shot, the color grade of a photo, and creating sculptures out of my subjects by etching them with shadow and light.

I consistently aim to uplift those who are often shunned in society. As a black lesbian woman, I recognize the constant need for positive self reflections. Growing up with a very small view of people like me in media, in stories, or even products on the shelf, I seek to help provide positive mirrors that i’ve craved since childhood. Picking up a camera has fed that hunger not only for myself but for people like myself

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


Veg News Magazine : February 2021

San Francisco Magazine : August 2018




Richmond Art Center


Pro Arts


Richmond Art Center : Artist Talk

Emerging Arts Professionals

Beautiful Things Project w/ Arisa White