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Nick Berkeley is an English photographer, film maker and writer. He was born in London in 1956, the youngest son of the composer Sir Lennox Berkeley and brother of Michael Berkeley, the composer and broadcaster.
Life and work
Berkeley in 1977 was involved in a band with Raymond Watts. He studied photography at the Arts Institute, Bournemouth, and subsequently taught there.
Time After Time (1997), shot by Berkeley on a slit scan race finish camera, depicted time elapsed represented spatially. It utilised archive material of race finishes and was widely exhibited. The photographer Rankin and the cinematographer John Mathieson went on to work with him, the former curating Berkeley's series The Women (1999)
Berkeley later made two short films, one of which - WARMOVIE - exclusively utilised archive footage, much of it shot during the course of a Lancaster bomber raid over Germany. It was first shown at the Imperial War Museum in London. WARMOVIE and SPINNING WORLD were shown at festivals throughout Europe and the UK, including the Berlin Film Festival.
In November 2014 Proud Galleries announced they would be showing a new body of work by Berkeley entitled The Wild Ones, based on treated footage from Love and Poison, featuring the band Suede in concert in 1993. The Wild Ones consisted of a limited edition of C type prints signed by Berkeley and Brett Anderson.
In 2015 Berkeley was commissioned by the BBC to write and present a series on lyrics in popular music, due for transmission late 2016.
A passionate motorcyclist, Berkeley regularly contributes to BIKE magazine and edits the online motorcycle culture magazine BIKERGLORY. He has two children, an actress daughter Flora Berkeley and a musician son, Jack Berkeley. Their mother is Tess Moffatt, a psychotherapist.