Nicky Hamilton: Take Me Away

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PROJECT STATEMENT

Take Me Away depicts the life and times of Canton House, a Chinese take away which opened in the UK in the early 60’s by the Yau family after emigrating from Hong Kong in search of a better life. The series portrays a melting pot of modern day Britain exploring culture, class, and the lonely act of waiting.

ARTIST BIO

Nicky Hamilton (British, born 1982) is a photographer and former Head of Art at leading advertising agency M&C Saatchi Worldwide. His method is highly filmic, designing and building elaborate sets to create pictures of extraordinary detail and narrative. His work explores characters’ emotional states by playing with performance and symbolism in order to produce deeply evocative moods.

www.nickyhamilton.com  @nicky_hamilton

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