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Address

548 Crown St
SURRY HILLS, NSW 2010
AU

Company Name

Nyk Sykes Photography

Company Type

Photography

Languages

English

Established In

2007

Born

Australia

Email

nyk@nyksykes.com

Website

http://www.nyksykes.com/

Telephone

61 425 250 655

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Biography/Work Experience

Nyk Sykes was born in Sydney, Australia and raised in Australia and the UK. Sykes had a long career as a Graphic Designer in Editorial and Advertising before adding photography in 2002. Since 2007 photography has been his principal practice. Sykes had a long career as a Graphic Designer in Advertising and Editorial before adding photography in 2002. Since 2007 photography has been his principle practice. He is currently an educator at The Photo Studio, Australia.

Philosophy on Work

The trick with photography, is to find the stillness of the soul. To the curves of the catwalk, through the glamour of the game, in the blinding noise of battle — we must be still. As we waltz through the wedding, scrum the red carpet, run with the riot — we must move, and be still. We hold in our hands, the site of our seeing — we hold in our sight, the heart of our vision. As the light fades, the stillness grows — so still the soul takes us, out of sharp sight, into vast vision.

Professional Specialties

Arts & Entertainment, Beauty & Fashion, Portrait

Graphis Appearances

Nudes 5. Photography Annual 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021.

Awards

Other than Graphis: • Silver, Fine Art, Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), 2012 • Silver, Fashion, London Photographic Association (LPA) Awards, 2009 • Bronze, Advertising, Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), 2010

Graphis Awards

Silver (Architecture, Beauty & Fashion, Nudes) Photography Annual 2021 • Silver (Nudes), Photography Annual 2020. • Gold and Silver, Nudes 5 (2019). • Silver (Portrait) Photography Annual 2018 • Silver (Nudes) Photography Annual 2017 • Silver (Portrait) Photography Annual 2017 • Silver (Entertainment) Photography Annual 2015.

Proudest Achievements

Named in the Graphis Photography Annual as among the 'Best in Asia and Oceania' 5 times (2015, '17, '18, '20 and ’21).

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Museum/Gallery Exhibitions

Photography has been exhibited in Barcelona, Cannes, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Sydney, Venice, and Zurich

Education

• Bachelor of Arts (philosophy and history), Australian National University • Studies in Photography at the Sydney Institute of Technical and Further Education (Ultimo TAFE) • Art Direction at the Australian advertising industry's AWARD School

Affiliations

Australian Centre for Photography

Area of Expertise

Photography, Retouching, Graphic Design