Portfolio Categories: Public Realm

Shifts

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] Shifts For decades Street Photographs have looked the same, they have followed a well used template that was born in the 1930’s, developed a little in the 1960’s and become well and truly saturated in the 2000’s. This project deliberately shifts away from the Rangefinder and 35mm lens snap, it replaces the one-liner with a bigger, broader view of the street that takes into account not just the people but the realm they inhabit. Structures and spaces are as important in these pictures as the people who pass through them. The series combines my love of candid public photography with the order and discipline of my commissioned architectural photography. Composition, atmosphere, depth and light are used to set the scene for a tableau of figures. Date 2022 Category Street Photography Share
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Exodus

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] Exodus Exodus was shot in the financial district of London during the global Coronavirus Pandemic between March 2020 and February 2021. Known as The City of London or The Square Mile, the area is full of impressive glass and steel landmark office buildings.On 23rd March 2020, the British Government announced a lockdown imposing new rules on the movement of the population in an effort to control the spread of the Coronavirus. Offices were closed and people were sent home to work. This has a dramatic effect on the look and feel of the Square Mile, one of the busiest districts of London was left deserted with billions of pounds worth of real estate sitting empty. Date 2020-2021 Category Street Photography Share
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BARTS Charity

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] BARTS Charity BARTS Hospital is about to celebrate its 900th Anniversary. BARTS Charity commissioned Nick to photograph a book to assist in raising funds for two major projects that would mark the anniversary. The photography was shot over three weeks and needed to capture aspects of the trusts hospitals at Farringdon and Whitechapel as well as reflecting the communities that they serve. Nick combined his background as a street photographer with the approach of an architectural photographer to produce scenes of the East End that contained tableaus of figures bringing the structures and spaces of the public realm alive. Date 2022 Client BARTS Charity Category Commissioned Share
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Liverpool One

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] Liverpool One Architects Journal commissioned Nick  to photograph the Liverpool One shopping centre 12 years after its completion to see how it has ‘bedded in’ to the City of Liverpool. The editor was looking for pictures that captured everyday street scenes showing the architecture and public spaces and how they were occupied.The feature was used as the cover story. Date 2021 Client Architects Journal Category Commissioned Share
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On The Night Bus

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] On The Night Bus Originally titled ‘Through a Glass Darkly” this series of London commuters travelling home to the suburbs from the financial district of London, was shot over three winters.Long lenses were used to achieve an intimate portrait of the cities workers returning home, capturing them in a kind of no mans land between work and home where they are, perhaps for a brief period, themselves.The series was published in November 2017 by Hoxton Mini Press Date 2014-2017 Published Hoxton Mini Press 2017 Category Street Photography Share
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AUTOS

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] AUTOS This project brings together two of the most prominent aspects of life in the metropolis, advertising and the automobile. Shiny new vehicles passing through the city are illuminated by huge bright screens of Coca Cola red, Samsung Orange and Xbox green. The light on the bodywork reminiscent of the ‘liquid light’ effect of much car advertising photography. These are documentary pictures of the everyday that echo the aesthetic of the high end commercial photography studio.The automobile bathed in the light of advertising is an appropriate metaphor for the omnipresence of advertising in a world where we are all sold to constantly and every one of us is classified into consumer types. The 785.5m2 screen in Piccadilly Circus, the largest in Europe, claims to have an audience of ‘City Sophisticates’, ‘Lavish Lifestyles’ and ‘Career Climbers’. Date 2020 Category Street Photography Share
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Elizabeth Line

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] Elizabeth Line The Elizabeth Line formerly known as Crossrail is a new 60 mile rail line crossing under the heart of London with 41 stations between Reading and Heathrow in the West and Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East. Costing nearly £19 Billion it was Europe’s largest infrastructure project. Nick has photographed the Elizabeth Line project over 10 years from the tunnelling to the train construction, the station architecture and finally the opening by The Queen on the 24th May 2022. He also shot the advertising posters in collaboration with Ad agency VCCP. Date 2012-2022 Client Transport for London Category Commissioned Share
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Euston Development Partnership

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] Euston Development Partnership The Construction of the High Speed Rail Link to the North of England known as HS2 is a huge engineering project. At the London end, the line starts at Euston in North London where a huge construction site is affecting and changing the local area and the communities who live there.Nick is working with The Euston Development Partnership to record the area as it is transformed and to capture the rich culture of the Bangladeshi community that neighbours the construction. Date 2022 Client Euston Development Partnership Category Commissioned Share
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Sculpture in the City

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] Sculpture in the City Sculpture in the City is an award-winning annual urban sculpture park in London's financial district produced by The City of London and Lacuna Projects. Every year sculptures are installed on street corners, forecourts and squares for the public to enjoy over the coming year. Nick has photographed the project for the last 10 years. Date 2012-2022 Client The City of London Category Commissioned, Public Realm Share
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