Bronze / 2010 / Advertising / Beauty
Ladies Of Middle Earth
Nyk Sykes Photography
The series "The Ladies of Middle Earth" was inspired by Ã?Â¢??The Lord of the RingsÃ?Â¢?? films. I wanted to explore outside the conventions of beauty and fashion and look more at character and glamour. The looks were inspired by characters and creatures in the film without referencing individual characters. I used a single model to express a range of looks from the shyness of the Hobbits to the darkness of Mordor.
Based in Sydney, Australia, Nyk Sykes has gained awards from New York, London and Paris for his advertising, fashion, portrait, arts and entertainment photography.
Nyk was trained in photography at the Sydney Institute of Technical and Further Education (Ultimo TAFE) after being educated at the Australian National University (ANU) in the history and philosophy of art.