JOHN HICKS

 
 

© Jennifer Marlowe

International award winning photographer, film maker, image hunter and visual explorer.I started out in photojournalism then fell into the editorial world of fashion before making the leap into colourful commercial advertising campaigns. Dedicated to shooting personal projects - both still and moving, my main aim is to remain fresh, true, original and free. 

I LIVE TO CREATE CINEMATIC IMAGES WITH A NARRATIVE FEEL - OFTEN FEATURING A KEY CHARACTER WHOSE FACE HAS A STORY TO TELL.

I'M OBSESSED BY THE PLAY OF LIGHT AND SPEND HOURS WATCHING ITS ENDLESS VARIATIONS. KEY THEMES ARE LONELINESS, DERELICTION AND BEAUTY IN THE ABSTRACT. 

I'M INSPIRED BY THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND ME AND SPEND DAYS SEARCHING FOR THE RIGHT PLACE IN THE RIGHT LIGHT. I LOVE BEAUTY IN NATURE, URBAN RUNDOWN ENVIRONMENTS AND DECAY. 

ONCE ALL THE ELEMENTS ARE IN PLACE I WORK QUICKLY AND PURELY ON INSTINCT - REACTING TO WHAT I FEEL AND HOW MY PHOTOGRAPHIC BRAIN PROCESS THE INFORMATION IN FRONT OF ME. 

I LIVE FOR THOSE MOMENTS WHEN EVERYTHING JUST SEEMS TO COME TOGETHER IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE - THE PERFECT LIGHT, THE PERFECT COMPOSITION, THE FEELING OF ADRENALIN JUST BEFORE THE SHUTTER FIRES AND EVERYTHING WORKS...IT'S LIKE TIME STAND STILL AND HANGS IN THE AIR AND YOU CAN FEEL IT AND THEN AS FAST AS IT COMES IT'S GONE AND YOU'RE LEFT SEARCHING FOR YOUR NEXT GREAT SHOT.

IT'S THE MOST LIBERATING, EXHILARATING AND FRUSTRATING FEELING THERE IS AND I TRY NOT TO ANALYSE IT AS MUCH AS DEVELOP A FEEL FOR IT AND A SIXTH SENSE OF WHEN AND HOW I CAN RE-CREATE IT THROUGH MY IMAGES.


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John hicks // art in dereliction

John hicks // art in dereliction

john hicks // car alight

john hicks // car alight

john hicks // jump

john hicks // jump