After graduating with a degree in anthropology from the University of Cape Town, Nic worked as a photographer in commercials, photo-journalism, and fine art. His personal work includes long-term research-based projects focused on society, history, migration, memory, and identity. Of special interest is the way in which the lived experiences of ordinary people are shaped by, or interact with, larger political and economic forces. His work has been exhibited and published, and he has received various accolades and grants. Moving back to South Africa in 2014 after spending a few years living in Spain, Nic became a partner in a local Cape Town mapping company, researching, designing, developing, and retailing South African travel maps both locally and in Europe. He is passionate about Africa and has a keen interest in sustainability, economic development, and social justice.