Nicky Hamilton (British, born 1982), is a self-taught 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.
Photo Description 1:
The photo reflects the rebuilding of the relationship between me and my father after his visit to rehab.
Photo Description 2:
This photo explores the ritual weekend meeting with my Father at my Nan's home. The idea of a neutral place to meet a parent fascinates me still.
Photo Description 3:
This photo reflects the tension felt through my childhood home. Police would often visit and so would the occasional foe.
Photo Description 4:
My Father once tried Heroin. He later told that he laid in the shower, trying to wash away the shame.
Photo Description 5:
Late one night we were awaken by the sound of footsteps in our loft. The loft was a magical place for me as a child and the idea of something moving around up there in the middle of the night both frightened and fascinated me.
- Nicky Hamilton