Nicola Faye Bates
BA (Hons) Photography
I specialise in portrait photography and have been recently working on documenting young people around me, focusing on specific themes relating to identity, femininity, and individuality. My visual practice uses soft focus and subdued colours to create sensitive yet striking imagery.
Storytelling is a strong element of my practice; I want to produce a body of work that sheds light on a diverse collection of people. Working closely in collaboration with my friends and other creatives is extremely important for my practice as I learn best from the guidance of others.
“Bates’ photography is a poignant commentary on the relationships, dynamics and identities of young people. She’s able to capture and document the attitudes and emotions of individual people in a single or series of portraits” Mia Rose Passmore (2022)