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.
Nyk Sykes is a professional fashion and advertising photographer based in Sydney, Australian. Nyk has won international recognition for his photography: * 2009, Silver, Fashion Photography Prize, London Photographic Association Awards * 2008, Semi-Finalist, Hasselblad Masters Awards. Nyk's work has been showcased on photography websites in the USA, UK, France and Russia. He has clients in the USA, Hong Kong and New Zealand as well as Australia. He has been an accredited photographer at 12 Fashion Weeks in Australia and Asia. In Australia, Nyk Sykes' photos have been published by: Cosmopolitan, Cream, Grazia and POL Oxygen. Nyk fine art photography is represented by Michael Gray Fine Art in Australia and Gallery 1839 in London. Nyk was educated in the history and philosophy of art at the Australian National University and photography at the Sydney Institute of Technical and Further Education (Ultimo). He is also a graduate of the Australian advertising industry's AWARD School. Nyk moved into Photography in 2002. He is a multi-talented artist and before that was a professional; a graphic designer and multi-award winning poet.