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Àsìkò

Àsìkò is a visual artist who expresses his ideas through the medium of photography and mixed media.

His work is constructed in the narrative that straddles between fantasy and reality as a response to his experiences of identity, culture and heritage.

Each series explores the limits of femininity and masculinity, spirituality and beauty and our relationship with nature and understanding a sense of self in the world we live in. Àsìkò’s visual aesthetic comes with adornment and choreographed movement, juxtaposed with atmospheric locations, symbolism and a distinct seductive charge.

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Lucia Griggi

Driven by a love of surfing and a long-held dream to see the world, Canon Ambassador Lucia Griggi began her photography journey chasing perilous waves.

Water has always been a theme in the British-Italian travel and wildlife photographer’s work. Born in Jersey in the Channel Islands, self-taught photographer Lucia comes from a family of artists and split her time between England and Italy while growing up.

In the winter of 2003, she travelled around New Zealand on her own, armed with her dad’s film camera. This adventurous existence would become a permanent way of life. An adrenaline-filled career in action sports followed, beginning with magazine assignments which involved documenting surfing events.

Lucia’s talent has led her to work with the BBC, Warner Brothers, Disney, Patagonia, Red Bull, Rip Curl and Billabong. Expeditions to remote and often hostile locations such as Antarctica, Alaska, the Galápagos Islands, the Russian Far East and Siberia have seen Lucia explore the luxury travel sector through moving images and stills. Capturing cultures and wildlife unique to these destinations has become the core of her business and she now works full time in the travel industry.

James Smith

James Smith is the Photography Course Leader at Norwich University of the Arts.

James’ background includes industrial photography, editorial content for the specialist rock climbing market and work for design agencies. Work undertaken for these companies has involved producing images for literature to promote clients ranging from youth development initiatives to business lawyers.

Emily Edwards

Emily Edwards

Norwich University of the Arts graduate Emily Edwards is a still life, food & drink photographer currently based in London.

Since graduating from BA (Hons) Photography in 2021, Emily moved into a full-time photographer’s assistant position for two highly accomplished photographers Colin Campbell and Sara Morris. Predominantly her role consists of working on food, drink and still life advertising campaigns, as well as editorial and TV commercials; working alongside a wide range of creatives including food & prop stylists, set designers and clients.

Alongside her full-time role as an Assistant, she continues to work on her own personal projects. These projects continue to showcase striking attention to colour and graphical elements, altering the perception of traditional food and drink photography, presenting subjects in a playful and contemporary manner. Many of Emily’s shots have gone on to be shortlisted in well-respected photography awards including the AOP, Equal Lens and the Vice.