Jake Hicks

I am a fashion and editorial photographer specialising in keeping the skill in the camera not just on the screen. I am currently based just outside London and I’ve been shooting commercially for just over ten years.

My photographic style has been described as ‘blurring the lines between art and photography.’

My work has been featured in many fashion magazines and is known for being very bold and of course very colourful.

Some of my favourite pieces of gear include my Nikon 85mm f/1.8. It takes killer sharp images and with an ND filter I’m able to utilise its shallow depth of field with strobes as well.

The Lensbaby Sweet 50 Composer Pro isn’t the first lens of choice for every situation, but this lens puts a lot of creativity back into a shoot and I love how its blurring effect blends the colours of my coloured gels shots.

My baby is the Mamiya Universal Press camera kit. I’ve spent a while collecting all the necessary parts from the 1960s, but now that it’s complete this camera is always a big hit on shoots. The quality of a 6×9 Polaroid taken on this 100mm f/3.5 is nothing short of phenomenal.

Nikon D600

Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5

Nikon 50mm f/1.4

Nikon 85mm f/1.8

Nikon 70-300mm f/4.4-5.6

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Lensbaby Sweet 50 Composer Pro

Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4

Rocket Blower

Mamiya Universal Press Camera

Crab Clamp (attaches to either a lightstand or tripod to hold anything from flags to reflectors)

Lens Filters (a range of ND and diffusion filters)

Mamiya Polaroid back holding 6×9 film

Mamiya 100mm f/3.5

Infrared flash trigger

Sekonic L-408 Lightmeter

www.jakehicksphotography.com | @jakehicksphotography

Inside Jake’s camera bag:

Nikon D600

Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5

Nikon 50mm f/1.4

Nikon 85mm f/1.8

Nikon 70-300mm f/4

Lensbaby Sweet 50 Composer Pro

Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8

Giottos Air Blaster

Crab Clamp

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