Nestlè Snipes

Visual Artist/ Social Activist 

"Love Is The Best Medicine" - Nestlè

Nestlè Snipes (Real name Arthur Hylton) began his journey as a young boy from Brooklyn just trying to find his way in the world. Being known as a whiz-kid in his neighborhood and though an extreme introvert, Nestlè reveled in his individuality and made quite a mark in his studies, having excelled quickly in school. It was during this time that Nestlè began to appreciate the beauty of photography. He quickly began to immerse himself in this newfound hobby and through his own self-taught efforts, began taking photos of people and things with a standard film camera.

Upon graduating high school Nestlè realized that though he was a stellar student, college was not in his immediate future due to financial restrictions, so he made the life altering decision to enter into the military. Nestlè rose through the ranks to become an Aviation Electronic Technician in The United States Navy. It was during this time of his life that Nestlè traveled the world, visiting 11 countries, and continued to develop his skills as a photographer.

After eleven years in the military Nestle was honorably discharged before relocating back to New York to focus his attention on is passions: Photography, acting, modeling and social activism. There he created “Made for A King Photography.” A Visual arts studio focused on bringing to life the visions of dreamers; through the medium of Photography and Cinematography.

Nestlè is also a part of the “The Bearded Dapper Gents.” A collective of Black Men who have come together to achieve a mission of inspiring and motivating the urban community through various acts of civic responsibility. Through mentorship, volunteering and activism, their aim is to rebuild their communities via strategic, tangible solutions, while partnering with various like-minded businesses and organizations, created by people of color who share the same ideologies that are focused on unity.

Arthur Hylton began his journey as a young kid from Brooklyn just trying to find his way in a huge, unforgiving world. Today Nestlè is a creativity driven photographer whose work has been featured in a plethora of online publications and portfolios. Today he continues to push his limits to expand his profile within the entertainment industry, while forging his own path and succeeding at being a unique individual that creates opportunities from mere ideas and dreams. 


New York Film Academy - NYC

Community Service

Member: The Bearded Dapper Gents. 
Member: Hunks For Hope Against Domestic Violence.


Taji Magazine - "Must love Beards" (Aug 2016)
The Huffington Post - "Bearded Dapper Gents: Changing The Narrative And Perception Of Black Men One Image At A Time." (July 2016)
DLG Media Inc ( - "Bearded Dapper Gents Demystify Young Black Men Stereotypes." (July 2016) - "Bearded Dapper Gents: Changing the Narrative and Perception of Black Men." (July 2016) - "Kendrick, Spike, Bearded Dapper Gents - No Stereotypes Here! (July 2016)
Naturally Happy Hair Magazine Summer of 2016 Edition - "Beyond The Dome." 
The Huffington Post - "I Am A Man! Young Black Men Continue to Use Their Images to Change The Narrative." (Dec -2016)
Taji Magazine - "Good Black Man Profile: Nestle Snipes" (Dec 2016)

BTS Work

Plus Size Magazine - Summer Magazine Issue
Jose Pagan Photography -
B3B3' "Cookie Monster" Video Shoot 


Rolling Out Magazine/ Lusters -  New York Style Icon 2016
Hunks For Hope Against Domestic Violence Leadership Award (2016)




Visual artist with 6 years of experience, specializing in videography, digital and film photography, fashion, sports, travel, landscapes, portaits, journalism and wildlife photography. Proficient in capturing high quality images and organizing materials for photoshoots, while exhibiting professionalism at all times.



Made for A King Photography Studio                                                      Aug 2014 – Present

Owner/ Freelance Photographer

-Owns and operates MFK-Photography In-home studio space

-Proficient in film, digital and black and white photography well as HD video recording

-Capture, process, edit and retouch images using Adobe Photo programs

-Consultant to brand owners on themes for magazines, visual campaigns, photo shoot, and mood boards

-Provide photography services to clients for individual, family, graduation portraits, class reunions, weddings, and parties


Who Wore That Magazine                                                                        Oct 2015 – Feb 2016

Lead Photographer for Who Wore That Magazine

-Prepared shoot site with equipment and tools as needed for particular projects

-Captured, processed, edited the photographs and finally cataloged the photographs for printing

-Undertook contracts for photography assignments and coordinated with the creative director and the client

-Liaised with the organizers or models that are to be photographed and collaborated on required theme


Photo Assistant                                                                                         April 2015 – Oct 2015

-Assistant Photographer for Who Wore That Magazine

-Assists lead photographers in capturing and processing photographs
-Managed work sites in terms of equipment set up and other logistics

-Food Stylist/ Photographer Assistant for the D'Agostino Marketplace

-Food Stylist/ Photographer Assistant for the Gourmet Garage Marketplace

-Food Stylist/ Photographer Assistant for the "Eataly" Marketplace

-Contracted Food Stylist/ Photographer Assistant for


U.S. Navy                                                                                                     April 2009 - June 2013

Public Relations Officer/ Military Squadron Liaison

-Military Squadron Digital Media Custodian who captured all military squadron events and award ceremonies for yearly military scrapbooks 

-Captured photos of military aircraft and mechanical support equipment

-Developed photos and created framed collages as gifts for V.I.P military members

Photographic Skills
-Proficient in PC and Macintosh Operating Systems, Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

-Proficient in film, digital and black and white photography well as HD video recording

-Excellent knowledge of flash photography equipment

-Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills

-Exceptional Knowledge of shooting in natural light

-Multi-tasker and highly organized
-Experienced with digital computer-aided photographic software

-Efficient in the task of developing and editing photographs creatively
-Keen eye for texture, space, design, and color balance
-Knowledge of still, motion, color, and black and white photography

-Experience capturing candid & memorable moments for wedding photos

-Skilled at communicating with clients and advising them on poses and gestures that are visually pleasing



New York Film Academy

Enrolled in 1-Year Photography Program (Sept 2016 – Sept 2017)


Kean University, Union, NJ                                                                           Jan 2015 – May 2016

Attended Classes for Visual Arts & Photography