Born in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Nigel has lived and worked in Victoria, Australia for the past twenty-five years. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Photography) at Victorian College of the Arts (VCA at the University of Melbourne) in 1993.
I draw inspiration from the world around me, using street photography both in the public arena and the landscape. Drawing influence from the surrealist movement my photographs seek to challenge our way of seeing the world. Photography for me enables me to live in the moment and the photograph gives me the chance to more fully realise see what I have seen in that moment.
My work concerns the human experience. I focus on photography within the public domain and the tension between public and private space. My work intervenes and exposes both the ordinary and the unpredictable in our daily experience. I seek to reflect my own experiences and those of complete strangers.
I have experience in developing and delivering short course photography and photo-shop training and delivering coursework in the Diploma of Photo-Imaging.
Postal address: PO Box 335, Daylesford VIC 3461
Phone number: 0407867614
Email address: email@example.com
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Membership of Organisations
MAP group of documentary photographers - www.mapgroup.org.au
Beach Road Ribbon on High & Lows, G3 Artspace, Kingston City Council, 2013 (solo show)
Olive Cotton Award for Portraiture 2011 - finalist (group show)
Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Prize 2011 - finalist (group show)
Lens Mist 2011, Kingston Art Gallery (group show)
Picture This 09, Brunswick Street Gallery, 2009 (group show)
Preserving the past, enriching the future, NGV Touring Exhibition, March 2008 (group show)
Small Wars United Nations Media Peace awards, Victorian Arts Centre, 2004 (solo show)
Clouds Form, Hunger Solutions Cafe, 2001 (solo show)
PIC staff show, Photographer’s Gallery, 2000 (group show)
D, Photographer’s Gallery, 1999 (group show)
In Camera, Jewish Museum of Australia, 1998 (solo show)
Sites of the Imagination, NGV, 1993 (group show)
National Gallery of Victoria
State Library of Victoria