Biography / Artist statement
Nicholas Mackey is on a perennial creative journey.
As a photographer based in Wandsworth, in search of timeless imagery, he records what he sees around him in London and elsewhere. Drawing on his experience as a photojournalist, he uses pictures combined with poetry/commentary to document his 'photo stories'. He has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, Photo London, Londonewcastle Project Space, Lauderdale House and other galleries/events. Shortlisted by the Royal Photographic Society for their Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021 Award.
Former freelance journalist and editor for national and local media. As a writer today, Nicholas is happy to work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Discernible themes running through his written output like an ever-present imaginative vein are: identity, mortality, ethics and beliefs, forgiveness and reconciliation, and 'the other life' which people hanker after while they are alive. His short story, 'Will And I', about an unusual friendship with the national bard, William Shakespeare was published in the literary anthology, 'Out of the Ashes', by Phoenix Writers' Circle, a diverse writing group based in Dorking, Surrey.