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128 ARTIST PROFILE Gary Nicholls

The Town, 2016, photography, 120 x 45 cm

Gary Nicholls

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onsidering himself a technical artist with a camera rather than a photographer, Gary Nicholls brings to life Steampunk fantasies and grand neo-gothic fairy stories, creating complex narratives of magic and time travel. Whether a six image series or a sweeping 450 image work such as his ‘Imaginarium Trilogy’, his art purposefully tells a story; bringing us to the heart

of the action with intriguing characters and intricate details that explore the darker side of life. The ambitious works begin as an image seen in his mind, which he then makes real by shooting multiple photographs which are digitally composed, sometimes taking years to complete. As the viewer we are experiencing snapshots of the artist’s imagination, a magical

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