Nick Mayo is drawn to light, shape and soul within his work. He often works with simplistic abstractions, where he subtracts the scenes down to stark elements of light, shadow and geometric form. He is known for his dynamic compositions that harkens back to his graphic design roots. Nick also believes that images are strengthened in the pairing and sequencing of books and exhibitions.

“Regularly I get asked about the meaning of an individual photo

and more often than not I fail to have an answer for the question. I can describe how it feels, but often it isn’t until the photo is paired up with other compositions, that the language, story and meaning begins to unfold. Images in tandem, to me, offer a greater conceptual substance than a single photo has to offer.”


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