Strand Gallery 2012

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   ‘The Return to Beauty – the Photography of Nicky Taylor’ at the Strand Gallery June 11th-17th


Nicky Taylor Photography | modern Beach Photography | Strand gallery

Christopher Walker Art is pleased to announce a major solo exhibition for new artist Nicky Taylor at The Strand Gallery,(32 John Adam Street,London WC2N 6BP)from June 11th-17th. The Exhibition will coincide with the publication of a book by the same name (advance copies currently available on line). This exhibition follows the highly successful “London’s New Stars” tour of the United States, starring Nicky Taylor, which  recently topped the AAF in New York.

(Press – for invitations to the opening (June 12th), and/or  copies of the book for review, please contact us at ).

New star, Nicky Taylor, is fast establishing a reputation as a leading landscape photographer.  He has lived most of his life overseas in South America, Canada, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. His extensive landscape, seascape, and underwater photography reflects this global perspective. He has been published in various international newspapers and magazines, including “El Pais” and “La Provincia” in Madrid, and “Tangent Fashion” in Sydney. The title is  close to the Artist’s heart, as it represents a rebellion against what he sees as the monopoly of ‘fashionable,’ ‘shock photography,’’ which limits its subject matter to the grotesque and the shocking, the ugly, or the perverted. The photographs in this exhibition are an unashamed celebration of the beauty of Nature. As such, they are a return to a more traditional form of art, but one which uses all the benefits of modern technology, in the cameras and in the printing. The viewer of Nicky Taylor’s work  is lifted out of the urban environment to confront the awesome majesty of Nature. Explore the Salkantay trail to Savage Mountain in South America, rising to 20,000 feet above sea level, or plunge down into the depths of the ocean to experience the depths, and the almost alien like creatures that it supports.

Nicky Taylor Photography | modern Beach Photography | Strand gallery

Nicky Taylor, artist, commented:- “I see my work as part of the ‘return to beauty’ that has gripped the new wave of young photographers in London. My work seeks it’s inspiration in Nature’s destructive, and yet creative, forces – shaping the world as we see it, and dwarfing man’s mark.”

Christopher Walker, curator,  commented:-“In this exhibition, ‘The Return to Beauty,’ Nicky Taylor has sought to capture the wonders of Nature, stretching from the awe-inspiring mountains, through fabulous landscapes to almost enchanted beaches. He celebrates the creatures that crawl, or fly, on this planet’s surface, and those that dwell, in a rainbow of colours, in all its oceans. Beauty, beauty all around us…”


The Strand Gallery commented: – “Our unique position in the market makes us number one for photography enthusiasts and collectors. With its finger firmly on the pulse, The Strand Gallery presents the very best photography in a way that cannot be beaten.”

Nicky Taylor Photography | modern Beach Photography | Strand gallery

Notes to Editors

The book ‘The Return to Beauty’ is an 11” x 8.5” high quality colour photographic coffee table book published to coincide with the exhibition. This love letter to Mother Nature, features 75 full colour photographs  and over 8000 words in titles and descriptions.
This book is published to coincide with Nicky Taylor’s major exhibition of the same name at The Strand Gallery in London in June 2012, and a pre-Exhibition apperance as part of the ‘London’s New Stars’ in New York and Palm Beach). All photographs featured in this book are available as signed limited editions (normally of just five) in custom sizes. For more information email

Christopher Walker Art specializes in finding young, undiscovered, artists and bringing them to a wider audience. Many of these artists are in their twenties or thirties. Others are mature, working in oils, watercolours, photography and sculpture. All share one thing – the possession of an exceptional, newly discovered talent.

The Strand Gallery is owned by Proud Galleries Group which was launched in autumn 1998 by Alex Proud to bring high quality photography to a mainstream market. Based upon a formula of exhibiting accessible shows around popular themes Proud Galleries instantly took the photography industry by storm. A series of landmark shows including ‘Destroy: The Sex Pistols’, ‘Rankin’s Nudes’, ‘The Rock n Roll Years’, ‘Underexposed’, ‘Rebel Life: Bob Marley’, ‘The Official Bob Dylan Show’ and ‘The Libertines’ attracted blanket media coverage and full‐house, star‐studded opening nights. With up to 10,000 customers per show, the galleries soon became the most popular private photographic gallery in Europe.