Nick Turpin’s passion for the lens developed at an early age. After leaving The University of Westminster he spent seven years as a photographer with The Independent for whom he shot news, features and portraits. He moved away from the journalistic world by working for design companies and advertising agencies in the UK and US, shooting commercial images that had his signature style: spontaneity and humour.
In 2000 Nick founded the international street photographers group iN-PUBLiC, an institution that has played a major role in the resurgence of interest in the approach to street photography. He has taught photography for Tate Modern, The School of Life, The University of Gloucestershire, Yale School of Art, Sony World Photography Organisation and numerous photography festivals around the world. Nick Turpin has also worked on TV and radio programmes including Hot Shots, for the Discovery Channel. In 2010 he made the 38-minute Street Photography documentary In-sight. His most recent project, On The Night Bus, a study of London commuters in the winter, was published in the fall of 2016 by Hoxton Mini Press.
An experience with Nick will weave in and out of London history, looking at the past and present of the city through the street lens. Nick will help you see the extraordinary in the every-day, and teach you to be alert enough to make the most out of the street setting to produce great images. Increase your confidence in photographing candidly in public places and grow your own unique voice as a photographer by joining this established street photographer.
“Nick was extremely generous and knowledgeable and gave very useful tips. He gave us lots of time to learn and to chat with him too. His experience made the day wonderful as did his open and friendly approach.”