On Episode 80 of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast, I am joined by the fabulous force of nature that is Nicole Nodland. It was a real delight to spend time with Nicole and to hear her incredible journey to now so have a listen below.
We chat about her career, kicking off with her experiences as personal photographer to Prince.
She spent two years working day and night with the global superstar, living at Paisley Park and travelling the world on various tours.
Nicole’s work captured the mind, heart and soul of a true musical genius in photographs and on film.
Her impressive portfolio also includes icons such as Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, George Clinton.
More recent artists include Lana Del Ray, Florence Welch, Sam Smith and Dua Lipa.
Along with fashion and music clients including Gucci, Vogue, Elle, Billboard, Virgin Records and Warner Music to name just a few.
I loved diving in to her work and hearing how Nicole entered the world of Paul Weller for True Meanings in 2018.
It is her super cool shot that features on the album cover (see below).
Nicole has continued to work with Paul through the Other Aspects and On Sunset projects / albums.…
We talk about her love of The Style Council, working with Paul in recent years, an amazing body of work and, of course, the mega talent that was Prince…
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EP80 – Nicole Nodland – Photographer – Paul Weller & Prince… ”Come and rock my dreams but take the chance for me” – Paul Weller Fan Podcast : Desperately Seeking Paul
Paul Weller Photography by Nicole Nodland
A few other things we mentioned…
Nicole mentioned the uber-talent that is Jacob Collier along with his mum, Suzie, who is a violinist, conductor, and professor at the Royal Academy of Music’s Junior Academy.
You can find out more at jacobcollier.com and check out the video below
The Prince music that Nicole played to me was a song called Solo from the album Come.
Here’s the Col3trane video that Nicole directed too. Col3trane featured on the song Earth Beat on Paul Weller’s On Sunset album…