Based in Sydney Australia, Nyk Sykes has gained awards for his photography from New York, London and Paris. He is has been named Amon the 10 "Best in Asia and Oceania" by New York's prestigious Graphis magazine.
Awards include:
- Gold, Graphis Nude 5, (New York). For portrait photography. 2018
- Silver, Graphis Photography Annual (New York). For portrait photography. 2018
- Silver, Prix de la Photographie Paris (Paris Photography Prize). For fine art photography, 2012
- Silver, London Photographic Association Awards. For fashion photography, 2009
Nyk's photography has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Sydney, Venice and in France and Switzerland. His work has been published in the USA, China, Germany, France and Russia as well as Australia. He has been an accredited photographer at 20 Fashion Weeks in Sydney, New York and Asia.
Nyk was trained in photography at the Sydney Institute of Technical and Further Education (Ultimo TAFE) and in art direction at the Australian advertising industry's AWARD School. Earlier he was educated at the Australian National University in the history and philosophy of art.
Nyk writes about photography: "The trick with photography, is to find the stillness of the soul. To the curves of the catwalk, through the glamour of the game, in the blinding noise of battle — we must be still. As we waltz through the wedding, scrum the red carpet, run with the riot we must move, and be still. We hold in our hands, the site of our seeing we hold in our sight, the heart of our vision. As the light fades, the stillness grows so still the soul takes us, out of sharp sight, into vast vision."

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