Connor Hicks

Travel, Astro, Landscape & Urban Photographer

My Story


Allow me to introduce myself. I’m a 31-year-old chef from Portsmouth with a passion for exploring the world through my camera lens.

My photography journey began in a rather unexpected way. In 2013, I was in a serious motorbike accident that left me unable to work while I recovered. With a broken shoulder that doctors and physiotherapists told me would never fully heal, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands.

Determined to make the most of this challenging situation, I began exploring abandoned buildings with some friends, even though my arm had limited movement. The thrill of urban exploration was a real adrenaline rush, but it was the stunning landscapes that I saw from the top of these abandoned structures that really captured my imagination.

With just my iPhone, I tried to capture the beauty I saw, but it wasn’t quite enough. So I upgraded to a cheap bridge camera, and then eventually to my first DSLR, a Nikon D3200. As soon as I got my hands on the DSLR, I dove straight into manual mode, experimenting with different settings and learning how the functions of photography worked.

While I’ve explored different types of photography, from light painting to wildlife, my true passion has always been urban decay, night and landscapes.
Photography has become my escape, a way to relax and have fun while expressing my creativity.

I invite you to take a look at my images and see the world through my eyes. Who knows, you might just fall in love with it as much as I have!

Connor Hicks


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