Portfolio Categories: Street Photography

Street Photography

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] Street Photography Street Photography is at the heart of Nick’s approach to image making, he considers it the hardest challenge in photography.A great Street Photograph usually combines fantastic framing with a spectacular moment and an element of cleverness, thereby appealing to the eye, the mind and the heart.Part of the documentary tradition in photography, Street Photography is a specific and distinct approach to recording life in public places. In 2017 Nick Turpin suggested Candid Public Photography as a more descriptive and inclusive definition. Over 202k images on Instagram now use the #canpubphoto hashtag to denote that the images are unstaged and unmanipulated. Share
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London Docklands

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] London Docklands In 1988 I was a first year student on the BA Photography Degree at The University of Westminster, I was 20 years old.Early one morning I travelled to a largely derelict area of East London known as Docklands carrying a Mamiya 6×7 film camera. The docks covered a large area within a bow in the Thames river called The Isle of Dogs. The docks were deserted, surrounded by huge cranes, warehousing and a few rusty boats. The water was so full of rubbish you could almost walk across it.As the sun rose I made pictures, one of which is the first image in this series.In 1990 I went to work for The Independent Newspaper in City Road, London. By 1994 the paper had moved to the first building to be constructed in Docklands, the distinctive Canary Wharf Tower, we were based on the 11th floor. Now, 35 years since my first visit, after a [...]
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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. Share
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Architectural Street Photography

[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"][cl_column width="1/3" col_sticky="1"] Architectural Street Photography These images bring together my background as a Street Photographer with my work as an Architectural Photographer in London. Cross pollinating the two approaches produces technically correct architectural scenes that also capture a moment of life. Structures and spaces are brought to life by the presence of a figure in these pictures, a dialogue is created between the buildings and the people passing through the public realm. I have coined the phrase Architectural Street Photography to describe this approach and am excited to develop it in further projects.This gallery takes images from a number of commissions and personal projects that share the architectural street photography approach that I think is particularly useful for architects and developers.
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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 and exhibited at The Museum of London and the STREET.LIFE.PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition of seven decades of Street Photography in Hamburg. 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’. Share
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