Nicola’s love of Photography developed from an early age when at about two, she first started tinkering with her dad’s (also a Photographer) Nikon cameras. Fast forward to today and neither the passion nor the choice of camera brand, has changed.

These days Nicola splits her time between her bases of Sydney and New York City, while managing to also travel frequently to other locations globally. To date she’s racked up personal and client work in some 70 countries worldwide.

Her photographs of people in any setting are striking – raw, strangely intimate, at times confronting, but always with the indelible power to draw you in and leave a mark.

Her work covers the breadth of genres from documentary and photojournalism through to travel, weddings, events, editorial, lifestyle and portraiture. She is also an avid teacher of her craft and runs workshops for kids and adults, as well as photography tours locally and internationally.

Nicola has been involved in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Europe and the US. Her work has also been published in a variety of mainstream and alternative media, including among others, The Guardian, Refinery 29, and regularly for the New York Times. Her work telling the stories of non profits (through photo and video) has allowed her to contribute to raising awareness and funds for a variety of valuable causes supporting human rights and social justice.

Nicola is the recipient of awards from The Walkley Foundation for Journalism, the Head On Photo festival, as runner up emerging Photographer of the Year from Capture magazine and most recently, an award for outstanding achievement from the Sydney Institute of Photography.

To contact her to commission work or buy prints, please email nicola@nicolabailey.com.