Nicholas Gray was born and raised within a small town in Lincolnshire. He moved up to the Sunderland to study Photography, and in 2010 successfully obtained a degree in Photography, Video and Digital Imaging. During his time at the University of Sunderland Nicholas fell in love with the North East and decided to make it his home.
Nicholas is primarily a portrait and wedding photographer, as well as being commissioned to document events for companies and organisations such as The BBC, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and various councils across the UK.
As a teenager Nicholas suffered from numerous problems with his eyes, including detached retinas, posterior vitreous detachment and cataracts; all this has left him photo-phobic, meaning sensitive to light. Exploring the nightscapes of the England allows Nicholas to experience the beauty of the country without the discomfort caused from bright lights.
Nicholas’ nocturnal photography aim is to capture the beauty he discovers after the sun has set, showing often familiar sights in unfamiliar light, the tranquil moments missed while most sleep or the unending progress of time.