Nick Jojola – Local photographer and star of HTC commercial!

Hannah Bettridge, a photography student and editor of in the UK, recently caught up with Nick Jojola.  Nick is featured in the HTC commercial airing throughout the UK, and coincidentally studies right here in NoHo.

An Interview With... Nick Jojola

We had a quick chat with Nick Jojola, probably recognise the name from the recent HTC advert. As you can all imagine he couldn’t answer everything, but we got as much out of him as we could!

How old are you and where are you from?

I am 20 years old and im from beautiful southern California.

What qualifications have you got?

Im still a student at the Art Institute – Hollywood, so none really?

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How did you get into photography?

I had always really felt something for cameras. The mystery of how they worked, and the excitement of taking a photograph led me to my first disposable camera when I was 10.

What do you consider your main style of work?

I’d have to describe my style of shooting, on a daily basis, is much like that of a visual diary. On the long term, I have to say that its a documentary style.

You’ve very recently been featured in the HTC advert, how did this great opportunity come about? And was it really your first skydive, would you do it again?

It was my first skydive, and I would love to do it again! I’ve skateboarded most of my life so the adrenaline factor plays a huge role in wanting to jump out of airplanes.

I can imagine there was a lot of pressure on you, how did you deal with this? Was everyone friendly and helpful?

The pressure was definitely on when it came time to get the shot. Everyone knew it needed to happen, and were all very supportive in the process.

Anymore flying fashion shoots coming soon?

The closest thing I can get to a flying shoot, as of right now, would be with a skateboarder in mid air. It sounds kind of cool, but its not Roberta Mancino…

HTC One Advert


Have a peak behind the scenes…




  1. is nick jojola the same nick jojola skateboard star who grew up in albuquerque new mexico?

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