Editorial — Nicky Hamilton

The Lonely Man

With his impressing series »The Lonely Man,« British photographer Nicky Hamilton reflects on his heavy childhood experiences in a cineastic way that only movies use to do.

31. Juli 2019 — MYP N° 26 »Style« — Photography & Text: Nicky Hamilton

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do.”

This Be The Verse by Philip Larkin

The Lonely Man is a deeply personal project. The seventeen-piece tableau explores my childhood relationship with my father, a relationship that was conducted through a maze of police raids, guns, drugs, violence and, ultimately, redemption after he was declared bankrupt in the 1980s. He turned to crime and crime turned him into a drug addict—who would one day call his son and ask that he help prevent him from committing suicide.