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Nicola Muirhead

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May 23, 2016



Who are you?

My name is Nicola Muirhead, I am a documentary photographer and freelance photojournalist from Bermuda. I currently live in London and am studying for my Masters in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the University of the Arts London. My documentary projects focus on the challenges and triumphs of the human experience - socially, politically and internally - as well as our relationship with the environments in which we live, such as urban or agricultural communities. I think that imagery and story-telling are important vehicles to understanding our world.


What are you inspired by?

I am inspired by the people I photograph and their stories. 


What was the last movie you watched?

This is embarrassing... but I will answer truthfully.  Drop Dead Fred...  A friend of mine told me it was on Netflix, and I remembered watching it as a kid. FYI I am not recommending this movie. The question did ask, what was the "last" movie you watched.


What was the last book you read?

Earth Memories by Llewelyn Powys.


Do you have any role model?

I would have to say both my mother and father have been role models for me in my life. I ultimately learned from them how to be open minded and, at the same time, very analytical; I think this split perspective has helped me in my journey as a critical journalist and documentary photographer.


What is your next creative project?

Recently I have been documenting Portobello Road in London - trying to capture the dualities that exist there between the new and the old; those who have lived in the community for decades and those new residents who are moving in - looking at the contrasts and changes in the area. It is still a work in progress and I am just enjoying meeting the people there.


What do you like about Portfoliobox?

It is a very easy platform to use and for me that is HUGE. Portfoliobox has a clear dashboard and editors view that allows me to change galleries and templates quickly and seamlessly. And I like to change my mind a lot, so I have been able to transform my site almost every other month!

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