The Lonely Man explores my childhood relationship with my father, a relationship that was conducted through â€œa maze of police raids, guns, drugs, violence and, ultimately, redemptionâ€ after he was declared bankrupt in the 1980s. He turned to crime and crime turned him into a drug addict who would one day call his son and ask that he help prevent him from committing suicide.
Born in the East End of London where he still has his studio, Nicky Hamilton began his career as an Art Director at a number of leading advertising agencies collecting awards including D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio and Webbys. A desire to concentrate on Photography led to the development of a style that combines an unerring eye for detail with remarkable technical abilities, resulting in a unique Photographer for whom mouse is as powerful a tool as lens and a portfolio that chronicles the hopes, fears and fantasies of modern Britain. Nicky lives by the seaside with his wife and his two young sons.