Pablo Picasso once said, ‘every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up'. Does anyone wonder if that’s what J. M. Barrie was thinking when she wrote her play, Peter Pan? For Nils Erik, the University of Miami became his own Neverland. While running with the Lost Boys, he first picked up a Kodak 24 frame disposable camera during his freshman year. He found great joy in capturing their own spontaneous, wild and crazy adventures. He looked to UM professors as his very own Wendy for guidance and for sparking his growth in his initial photographic development.. Later, armed with a photojournalism degree from the U of M, Nils began his career with Ocean Drive Magazine. When the lure of growing up became too strong to ignore, Nils left Neverland in Miami and ventured west to complete his Master of Fine Arts at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Living in the City of Lost Angels since 2008, Nils nurtures his own new team of creative soldiers now while specializing in all aspects of creative production. Today SMILE XXVII Studios has already captured thousands of images and created new visual campaigns with Nils' own magical fairy dust for celebrities, models, artist, entrepreneurs and designer brand companies alike!

Everyone grows up, yet ‘the trick is growing up without growing old’. ~ Casey Stengel

SOCIAL the Lifestyle Magazine strives to bring to the forefront the latest trends in fashion, dining and entertainment. From highlights on the “hidden gem” in New York City to the next up and coming artist, to the hottest trends in fashion for the season, SOCIAL encompasses all aspects of lifestyle. 

SOCIAL the Lifestyle Magazine can be found both online via and in print throughout the Tri-State area. 

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