Nicholas Mackey

Area: Wandsworth Town

Type: Artist / Individual

Art form: Photography, Poetry, Writer

A Walk in Wandsworth
A Walk in Wandsworth
Alicia in Wandsworth
Alicia in Wandsworth
Please keep your distance
Please keep your distance
Glass civilisation
Glass civilisation
Battersea Power Station Reborn
Battersea Power Station Reborn
Summer Showtime Closed
Summer Showtime Closed

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 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.

Why do you love Wandsworth?

Wandsworth is a great place to live with excellent public amenites and very well-served by public transport. Being close to open spaces such as the Thames and Wandle rivers and also Wandsworth Park, Battersea Park, Wandsworth Common and Putney Heath make city living a delight while also affording me plenty of photographic opportunities.