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Sometimes I am a photographer as well as a painter especially at times when I have found it difficult to devote the time to painting that it requires. All of my photographic work was taken with a SLR camera, Pentax or Canon on film and developed and printed by myself.
I spent twenty odd years working with Travellers, Gypsies, Showpeople and Circus folk. I was lucky to be able to photograph them in their own environment and be ‘a fly on the wall’.
A large group of French Gypsies visited Sheffield in the 1980’s, they spoke only a pure form of french and romanes so teaching them was a challenge! they loved having their photos taken and all struck a pose.

My love of the sea stems from my childhood. I was born in Hartlepool on the North East coast and visited the little fishing village of Staithes often, as I still do today. The fishing cobles to be found on the North East coast serve as my models.

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  • stickelsimages
    stickelsimagesover 3 years ago

    Great face Sue
    Cheers Lee

  • thank Lee, she was amazing looking. I think she was the grandchild of the lady in this series.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    She looks like an amazing child. Sue, why don’t you enter this photo in our current challenge?

  • Thank you Deborah, I will!

    – Sue Nichol

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much:))

    – Sue Nichol

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work.

  • Thank you so much Andrea

    – Sue Nichol

  • seeya
    seeyaover 3 years ago

    What an intreguing face-she looks as though she has the weight of the world on her shoulders and is wonderful what will come next. Fabulous portrait. Sandy

  • Thank you Seeya, she was an amazing character, wise for her years.

    – Sue Nichol

  • rosalin
    rosalinover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Rosalin.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 3 years ago

    Your film work is as stunning as your paintings, You have a true gift Sue

  • Thank again for your kind comments. I must admit getting my old photographs out again has given me a yen to pick up a good camera again.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Stunning portrait, Sue, you have capture the inner beauty so well !!

  • Thank you so much, Mattie.

    – Sue Nichol

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