Nils's photographs are based on his perceptions of athleticism and physicality, the end result tending towards nature and the beast.

These images range from portraiture to still life and emphasize the spirit of sport, and the importance of that which he holds to be true - family, dogs, the landscape and love.

Nils received his B.A. from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and earned his M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Nils lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with his girlfriend Regina, their child Emmet, and their dogs Pearl, Edith, and Miles.