10 questions with Australian photographer Nick Prideaux

10 questions with Australian photographer Nick Prideaux

Nick Prideaux is an Australian - born, Paris - based photographer. His work has been exhibited in London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Tokyo and Bangkok. His soft, ethereal and delicate images are about subtraction, focusing on present moments that are too often disregarded. His first publication was released in 2021 with Setanta Books.

Q. What scent best represents the essence of your spirit?

I grew up in a small seaside town in Australia so the light scent of saltwater in the air encapsulates a lot of who I am, and where I come from.

Q. Is there a scent that triggers an instant flood of memories, pleasant or otherwise?

A southerly wind after a summer thunderstorm in my hometown. It reminds me of my family and my childhood home.

Q. If you could distill joy into a physical object, what would it be?

A small, perfectly rounded pebble that I could always carry with me. A gentle reminder that it’s always there when I need it.

Q. What texture brings you the most comfort when you touch it?

The fur of my little Italian greyhound dog, Sunday.

Q. Conversely, what sensation sends shivers down your spine in the worst way?

The texture of seaweed or jellyfish.

Q. When you're pushed to your limits, what action helps you find your center?

Focusing on the breath always helps, the eternal anchor to the now.

Q. If you could immortalise a piece of art on a banknote, what would it be?

Stephen Shore - ‘Ginger Shore, Causeway Inn, Tampa, Florida'. This image really encapsulates all I love about photography: the mood, the light, the colour—everything in its right place.

Q. If you were to step into someone else's shoes for a day, whose life would you choose to experience?

Wolfgang Tillmans, to see the world through his eyes.

Q. If you could transform into an animal or a plant, which one would you embody?

A tall palm tree overlooking a reef break in the Mentawai Islands.

Q. Finally, as you reach the end of your time on this Earth, what ultimate truth would bring you peace?

The present moment.