Nico Bick (1964) studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (1986-1991). As a visual artist he investigates the use of [public] space. Characteristic of his early work is a preference for inconspicuous places that appear to be so familiar that nobody seems to notice them anymore. Nowadays he directs his view at spaces with a tangible tension between the public and the private domain. In a time where everybody can produce digital photos easily, Nico Bick feels a strong need for an uncompromising analogue approach. With patience and careful observation he creates, together with a large format camera, series of highly detailed images to focus the attention to both the space — in the absence of its users — and the meaning of the places he photographs.