About NS Photo & Media

NS Photo & Media is owned and run by professional photographer, Nick Skinner. He is an intent observer whose work is imbued with thought and attentiveness.

Nick first discovered his natural passion after shooting a friends wedding and found he was soon booked out and from then on was in high demand, filming around 20 weddings a year. Nick studied photography at college in the 90s whilst he worked at full time at the Sony centre, as well as assisting his dad at his company, VC Services, filming weddings and corporate videos on his time off. He then progressing to working at the Maidstone studio for Wizja Tv during the early 00s. In 2008, Nick expanded into urbex photography which sparked a passion for urban and architecture.

Since then Nick has gone on to hone his skills and expertise in digital photography & film, becoming a career photographer with a reputation for being a perfectionist in all that he does.

He has a wide and varied portfolio from candid to urban, from glamour to portrait and of course his original love of weddings still features heavily in his work. More recently he developed a passion for sporting events, particulary speedway and is a regular photographer at Lydden Hill.

With a strong interest in photographs made from a natural perspective, Nicks pictures embrace the immediacy of experience, offering viewers an insight into his relationship with the world. The acts of looking, feeling and responding are the centre of his practice as a photographer.

Nick is passionate about producing outstanding and inventive images for his clients. When it comes to choosing a photographer let's be frank, there are literally hundreds to choose from. These days it seems everyone has become a photographer so just ask yourself, when it comes to an important event such as your wedding or your model portfolio, are you willing to take a chance on your best friends mate, or trust a professional with both experience and pedigree.

Contact NS Photo & Media today for a friendly chat about capturing real moments forever.

Inspired by the Past

Nick is often asked about his very unique logo and why the initials read VC and not NS?

Quite simply the NS Photo & Medialogo is a tribute to Nick's late father, Keith Skinner, whose company VC Services bore these initials. The logo represents combination of Nick's previous logo and the original VC services logo used by Keith's company during the 80s and 90s.

A highly talented film maker, Keith was an constant presence in nurturing Nick's early love and passion for film, then later photography. His influence played a strong part in Nick's life and his progression within the industry. He passed on his valuable skills and insights to a young Nick, and in later life became both his biggest fan and his biggest critic, constantly pushing his son to achieve his full potential as professional photographer and realise his natural ability behind the lens.

It is for this reason that Nick had Keith's old logo digitally remastered and it now proudly represents the NS Photo & Media brand for a new generation. And where does the Witch fit into all this?  It's a family joke really, Nick's former brother in law jokingly said that his mum was a witch, a remark Nick's mum laughed at and insisted the witch was added into the original logo!