However, he hasn’t abandoned his classical artistic routes altogether. “I love tradition and referring to the great masters:paintings from early Art history are a huge inspiration and grounding for my photographs.” Much of this comes from his grandmother, who taught him a lot about art, painting in particular. He goes on to add that “Anyone who has spent months mixing oils and building up large paintings learns a great deal about lighting, texture and colour.”
Before we went our separate ways, seeing as his recent work focuses on the coast, it was only natural that we asked him about his favourite beach, to which he replied: "Hossegor in southwest France. When I'm there, my brain shuts off, and I am present, which is rare for me these days. The people there are also incredibly open and generous, especially the surfers who have given me lots of surfing advice."
Thanks, Nick, we'll be adding this to our travel bucket list.
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