Nick White

Country: United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Seduced by the alchemy of photography as a teenager in the 1970s, Nick White has been using it to recreate and re-interpret reality ever since.

He started working professionally in the mid-80s, photographing musicians and gigs for the UK music mags and chasing protests and demonstrations for the news outlets. With time and experience, he became more studio-based; working for record companies and a broad range of influential magazines: from the New Musical Express to The Sunday Times. During this period he travelled internationally, photographing many of the best known names in jazz and classical music - several examples of these are included in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery of Great Britain.

During the 1990s he was fortunate to ride the golden wave of the photo-libraries at a time when they offered a lot more than small change. The downside of this mephistophelian bargain was that it risked paring creativity down to cliché, so evasive action was taken. A recent move from London to the English countryside has allowed Nick an opportunity to re-evaluate his relationship with photography. It has reawakened the eagerness of youth and he is enjoying a renewed enthusiasm for this continually evolving medium and the new challenges and opportunities it presents.