Nikki Dodd is a documentary director of photography based in Brooklyn, New York. Her camera credits include documentary and news pieces featured on The New Yorker, VICE, PBS, NY Times Op-Docs, and BRIC TV. A character-driven short documentary she directed and shot, called THE BARRIO FRIDGE, was picked up by The New Yorker. Her other credits range from primary cinematographer on the feature documentary PAT STEIR: ARTIST, to second camera on the PBS series EXTRA LIFE. In addition to documentary work, she works with corporate clients and on branded content shoots. She is a Canon C300 mk II owner/operator.
As a documentary DP, Nikki is always searching for that moment of truth that shines through the camera, whether it’s a look in someone’s eye, or something left unsaid. She puts the story first, crafting visuals that create a narrative when woven together. She’s a patient shooter, with an eye for composition, well versed in interview lighting as well as vérité. She’s always looking to collaborate with new producers and directors, so feel free to reach out!