Samuel Hicks new series ‘Wilding’ is an urban take on the idea of re-wilding in nature. The photographer was interested in the very current practice of re-introducing nature and wildlife back into areas of the country from where it had disappeared, and wondered how that might be to create your own personal wild space in an urban environment. A place in the city in which nature has started to reclaim the land for itself. The results were the ‘Wilding’ series.

All of the images in the series were shot in different locations in East London including Brick Lane Station Park, Pedley Street in Shoreditch and an old car factory in Honor Oak. The shoot used a mixture of real and artificial flowers to dress each shot, all of which were supplied and reused by a specialist flower and foliage hire company. The Wilding series has been awarded “Official Selection” in the IPA (International Photography Awards), which will be held in October in New York.

Samuel Hicks has carved out a successful career as an editorial and commercial photographer. He has been fortunate to travel the world on various campaigns and assignments, whilst also producing his own personal work. He has won awards from the Association of Photography, has been featured in Creative Review’s annual photography showcases as well as been exhibited at the London Photographic Awards.

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