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Nicholas Mackey

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Four Courts Dublin, 2010 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey 2010
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Four Courts Story Dublin, 2010 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Fitzwilton 1 Dublin, 1972 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Fitzwilton 2 Dublin, 1972 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Christ Church Arch 1 Dublin, 1973 35mm Colour Slide © Nicholas Mackey
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Christ Church Arch 2 Dublin, 2009 Digital Colour Print © Nicholas Mackey
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Grand Canal 1 Dublin, 1972 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Grand Canal 2 Dublin, 1973 35mm Colour Slide © Nicholas Mackey
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South Leinster Street 1 Dublin , 1974 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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South Leinster Street 2 Dublin, 1974 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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South Leinster Street 3 Dublin, 1974 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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South Leinster Street 4 Dublin , 1974 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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South Leinster Street 5 Dublin, 1974 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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South Leinster Street 6 Dublin, 1974 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Yeats Poseur Dublin, 2009 Digital Colour Print © Nicholas Mackey
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Green lady after rain Dublin, 2009 Digital Colour Print © Nicholas Mackey
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Traitor's Arch 1 Dublin, 2008 Digital Colour Print © Nicholas Mackey
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Traitor's Arch 2 Dublin, 2008 Digital Colour Print © Nicholas Mackey
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Per Agamemnon Ad Astra, 2010 Photography © Nicholas Mackey 2010
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Flight To Enchantment, 14 July 2013 B/W Photograph © Nicholas Mackey
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Chelsea Embankment 1, 2013 © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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By the River Wey Surrey © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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Old Shell 1 © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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Waterloo Reflection © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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Waterloo: Born To Live Born To Die, 2013 Photography © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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Union Flag 1, 2013 Photography © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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Singletons by the Thames, 2013 Photography © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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Couple by the South Bank, 2013 Photography © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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External Theatricals South Bank, 2013 Photography © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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Building Site Dance Routine, 2013 Photography © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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LDR - Born To Die/Waterloo, 2013 Photography © Nicholas Mackey 2013
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Water Trees 1 B/W Photograph © Nicholas Mackey
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Water Trees 2 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Water Trees 3 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Water Trees 4 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Water Trees 5 B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Old Farm Equipment B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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Dublin Half Remembered B/W Photography © Nicholas Mackey
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A Tree in a Surrey Landscape, 2016 © Nicholas Mackey
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Lives in
England
Works in
Film & digital photography
Tags
landscape, photography
Statement

Artistic Statement

Why do I take photographs and even write a little? It is instinctive as over the years, in response to some relentless creative impulse that bubbles up from somewhere buried deep, I use my camera. And this impulse is an exacting, mercurial devil as it propels me in different directions demanding to be satisfied. So I respond by taking pictures and jotting down notes all the time observing as I attempt to use those photojournalistic skills I picked up some years ago. But still the tension remains.

My artistic outlook is simple. I take photos of buildings, people, cities, events, still life, landscapes – in fact, anything that is within spitting distance as I have an intense curiosity about everything. I just want to record what is around me.

Some of the images in my Profile shown here are from Dublin, Ireland – my place of birth – and they are a glimpse of the beauty, the mystique, the heartbreak, the unique memory and culture of my native city.

There are several pictures from Greece where I lived 1979 - 1981, plus some more recently taken in London and nearby - my adopted home in England, an incredible place and always exciting. I never cease to be amazed how photographic opportunities present themselves and also I realise how much there is still to learn about this art form.

I participated in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions in 2010 and 2011. Then in 2013, I was selected for the Salon des Refusés 2013 at the Hoxton Gallery, London and this year, I showed at the Salon des Refusés 2014 at the Londonewcastle Project Space.

Nicholas Mackey