Nick Compton is a self taught, South African born photographer who lives and works in London. Best known as a professional cricketer, Compton travelled extensively throughout his 20 year career. In this time he turned to photography as a means to release some of the pressures inherent in playing sport at such a high level.
Through his lens, Compton captures culture and people with an almost seductive abandon. Part social documentary, part photo journalist, part meditation on the landscape in front of him, there is a freedom that runs across this emerging photographer’s compositions; a wanderer looking for new stories and new perspectives; a man in search of something bigger than himself.
“For us, the field of photography is an exciting medium to explore and invest in. Nick is certainly one to watch.”
Jay Rutland, Creative Director, Maddox Gallery, Mayfair, London