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Nicky Willcock

BIOGRAPHY


An approach to image making

Nicky is fascinated by the idea of documenting absolute reality, but approaching diametrically from a position of interpretation and imagination. Projecting a narrative, presence, latent idea, or emotion through strong, deliberate composition and use of light. A film set, charged with potential, though as yet without characters.

Beyond, yet in partnership with this methodology, is an inherent fascination with the ordinary, even ugly and mundane, to create surprising and beautiful images.


Background

Nicky graduated in Fine Art 13 years ago and subsequently gained a background in Brand and Communications management from places like Ogilvy, bmi and Orange. Increasingly frustrated by the time available to devote to her photography, and finally driven by the untimely death of her mother, Nicky now works full time as a freelance photographer and artist.
• Founder member of the collective – 24photography.
• Published & exhibited internationally.
• Major commercial clients, Eurostar, Vodaphone, Network Rail, RA Magazine, Time Out, ESPN, Cable & Wireless.

Influences- Dan Holdsworth, Simon Norfolk, Heidi Specker, Paul Graham, William Christenberry, Candida Hoffer, Hilde & Bernd Becher.


Education

1992 - 95
De Montfort University, Leicester - BA (Hons) Visual Arts and Media - 1st Class Honours
2003 - 04
Central St. Martins College of Art & Design PgCert Professional studies - Photography. - With Distinction


Exhibitions, Competitions, Publications

• Commended in 'Travel Photographer of the Year 2003' - (10,000 entries)
• One man photography show - 'Aspects of Landscape' The Engineer, NW1 - October 2003
• '24'. Central St. Martins group photography show, Cafι Mezzo, W1. - February - March 2004
• One man photography show - 'People, Places, Spaces' The Engineer, NW1 - April 04
• La Foto Fresca - 3 man show, Naples, Italy. - September 2004
• 24:2005 - 24photography group show. Soho Square Feb-March 2005.
• 'Square Art' - Group show at Golden Square Production, London. August 2005.
• Royal Academy Magazine. Photo essay commission. April 2005.
• 24:2006 - 24photography group show & installation. Trafalgar Square. Jan-Feb 2006
• 'Blurred Certainty' - Group show by invitation at The Jerwood Space. London, October 2006. In assoc. with Fotografique.
• ‘Flash Forward’. UK winner - Exhibition & Book. Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada. November 2006.
• 24:2007 - 24photography group show & installation. SS Robin Gallery. Canary Wharf. March – April 2007.
• F2 Magazine – Artist Feature & interview. August 2007.
• Galeria Fruela, Madrid. 2 Man show. December 13th 2007 – January 25th 2008.
• Marghera Fotografica, Venice, Italy. 10th Annual festival. 16th – 29th February 2008.
• 24:2008 - 24photography group show. AOP Gallery 3rd – 9th March 2008.
• North West Magazine – Artist Feature & interview. March 2008.
• “Mindscapes’ Solo show. GF Fine Art Gallery, London. 1st March – 4th April 2008.
• ‘Lift’ Solo show. Mumford Fine Art, Soho, London. 5th June – 5th July 2008.
• F2 Magazine – 'The Cross' series feature. July 08.