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Sherrie Nickol Is The Photographer Of Relationships

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Sherrie Nickol

Sherrie Nickol could be called «the photographer of relationships». Her shots depict familiar scenes in both domestic and public settings, but always with a close eye on behavioural dynamics. Specifically, it is body language that is investigated. Her research will be presented in a single photo book on August 15th, published by Hirmer Publishers. The title is simply Sherrie Nickol and will be divided into five sections, all aimed at exploring the different facets of life. From childhood to old age, through adolescence and adulthood. Love, play, suffering, carefreeness, all emotions that together constitute an interconnected narrative that oscillates between colour shots and the use of black and white.

Sherrie Nickol
Sunbathers #3, New York City © Sherrie Nickol

In the section entitled Between-Teen Sherrie Nickol observes her son and his friends with a voyeuristic gaze. The metamorphosis of the years between childhood and adolescence is highlighted with a note of embarrassment that characterises that phase of life, offering a sincere and spontaneous portrait of youth. Other sections such as By the Water and Crowdscapes explore the theme of public privacy, portraying people during everyday moments, sometimes posed, sometimes unaware, oscillating between urban photography and portraiture. Specifically By the Water captures the carefreeness of summer in seaside towns such as Brighton Beach, but also Brooklyn, focusing on families, friends and couples during moments of respite from routine.

In the In the Moment section Nickol combines spontaneous shots with personal narratives, portraying families and friends in public settings. The final section, Face to Face, focuses on women, concentrating mainly on portraits that emphasise gentleness and stillness, highlighting Nickol’s respectful collaboration with her subjects.

Sherrie Nickol
In the Pool, Amagansett, New York © Sherrie Nickol
Sherrie Nickol
Festival of Santa Lucia, Ortigia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy © Sherrie Nickol
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