Helicopter Parenting

Darkness combining with a children’s playground alters the context of a normally innocent area; in order to represent the current state of ‘Helicopter Parenting’ where parents constantly hover around their children in fear of unseen dangers. 

Are these dangers real, are they exaggerated by media, do these images represent the hunted or the hunter? The viewer decides the context.

These images were born from my own fears as a parent and the comparison of my own childhood.

Photographer Paul Wicks BA (HONS) is an established and qualified  freelancer with a number of credits (not that that should EVER be just enough) a member of the Association of Photographers (AOP), Kodakit (Professional network service for photographers vetted by Kodak) and Photographers United; assuring you his best efforts to ensure you get the images YOU, the client want.

He has worked alongside the NHS, Kent County Council and a number of other companies, organisations and independant clients. As a student ambassador he has supported photography students at UCA for 4 years, assisting in training and development. He has been published in various magazines, won prizes and been nominated for awards such as the MACK photobook prize 2019.

He has regularly exhibited in London & Kent for projects ranging from vintage yesterdays to mental health. Mentored numerous students wishing to become a photographer themselves including special needs, first publication in 2018 ‘What I Remember About Forgetting”.

He has worked for, and alongside high profile photographers and academics including Sally Waterman, Chris Coekin, Jason Dee & Ori Gersht. Invigilated exhibitions including Shaun Stamp and Wolfgang Tillmans for the Tate Modern and carries out public speaking on on the subjects of mental health, photography and education.

For commercial projects and commissions Paul can be booked via direct contact, Kodakit, Instagram, Twitter or phone on +44 758121404

For wedding photography services please visit www.weddings.blindluck.photography for more information.