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Photographer, director, and former Head of Art at leading ad agency M&C Saatchi, Nicky’s beautiful, multi-award-winning work is highly cinematic with extraordinary detail. Playing with performance and symbolism, Nicky masterfully combines light and colour to create striking visual stories with complex moods and evocative narratives.
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showcase magazine Nov 2022 united kingdom issue 903
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Nicky Hamilton (British, born 1982), is a photographer and former Head of Art at leading advertising agency M&C Saatchi.
His method is highly filmic, designing and building elaborate sets to create pictures of extraordinary detail and narrative. His work explores characters’ emotional states by playing with performance and symbolism in order to produce deeply evocative moods.
Nicky’s work also takes him on location, seen here in a recently completed project ‘Ice Scream’. As record-breaking temperatures hit the UK this summer, it's a stark reminder that the frequency of extreme weather in recent years has increased across the continent, with British summers set to see more and more scorching days.
Capturing the essence of a very British day at the seaside, Nicky headed to Skegness to photograph the bustling beachfront, where eager holidaymakers flock to soak up the sun.
"Looking a little closer, however, Tony’s ice cream truck has seen better days."
Nicky is represented by Process.
spotlight magazine Sep 2022 awards 2022
Title: Mother's Milk
"‘Mother’s Milk’ was created to highlight and raise awareness of Postnatal Depression, a very sad and lonely time for sufferers which I witnessed first hand through my wife after the birth of our first born 15 years ago.
This shot was inspired by the dreamlike delirium my wife suffered from the lack of sleep mixed with the overwhelming feelings of love that she was experiencing. She was engulfed with the constant fear for our baby's safety and her new found responsibility. At the tender aged of 24 the unplanned arrival was life changing, for a while she lost herself, physically, emotionally and mentally. She was so young and inexperienced that family and friends would bombard her with advice, some of which would fight against her motherly instinct. That time was a real marathon of emotions for her. We both felt overwhelmed at times but ecstatic with the arrival of our tiny son.
Recently we had some friends come to stay, one of them was Scarlet who features in this picture. For most of the day her baby Gabriel was on the boob, relentlessly feeding. Despite Scarlet’s carefree spirit she was exhausted, she looked at me through a weak smile and asked ‘when will it end’.
The very next day I woke up still connected to the feeling of what Scarlet was going through, she was ok, but not ok. She was battling love, exhaustion and loss of self. She’s a personal trainer and has the body of an athlete, so the change in appearance and lack of energy must have been so alienating for her.
I called Scarlet and asked if she would sit in a fridge full of milk whilst breast feeding her son. "Of course" was her emphatic response. I knew I had the perfect mother and child to help tell this story.
This picture has so many little details within, I hope that some of you can connect with it. It was a joy to make."