Projects

Since 2012 I have worked on various personal projects. Whilst attending UCA Rochester many of my major projects focused on ill health and the effects suffered by patients and families. I enjoy working in both film and photography. However important raising awareness of little known issues is, I still find time to create what I hope are inspiring imagery; growing up in 70’s and 80’s London I suffer a sense that humour can also be used to raise spirits and lift moods. I attempt to create photographs that educate, entertain or both where possible.

I am also influenced by my peers and respected photographic influencers and emulate their work in my own styles, similar to Jeff Wall and his observations of classical art.

The Last Supper (Of Encephalitis)

contemporary art photography

Helicopter Parenting

Freedom

First Day of Spring

What I Remember About Forgetting

Working title; Plastic, Fantastic?

Journeys end/Life Is a Journey

Retrograde Amnesia

Artist/Vandal?

Hidden Disabilies

Skull & Flowers (Thank you Mr Bailey)

I have  been fortunate enough to gain backing from large providers such as the NHS, Kent County Council and The Encephalitis Society for projects, increasing the dissemination of the work.

I have exhibited at venues across the UK including Candid Arts and The Saatchi Galleries London. Taking part in shows and also solo exhibitions in London and Kent, UK.

I offer public speaking engagements and have spoken at venues such as the Royal Society of Medicine on ‘Education and its effects on brain damage’; always making sure humour permeates my stories in the hope that it can be inspirational in some way.

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.