If you haven’t worked it out by now, my name is Nic Sharkey. I am from a small country town in Australia called Bacchus Marsh and am currently living in Calgary, Canada. I had barely seen snow when I first came over here in March 2012 and I can’t even recall the temperature ever dropping below 0° Celsius. Why on earth would I move to Calgary I hear you ask… known for its long winters, temperatures dropping to -40° Celsius, not a beach in site and 14,000 kms from beautiful sunny Australia.
I met a girl.
We met in October 2010 on a plane. I was travelling North America and it was the last week left of a 6 month trip. Most of you who have read this know the story slightly resembling a Hollywood script, my life really does feel like one long amazing movie. If you don’t know the story, ask me. I will be more than happy to share it with you.
Life in Calgary is pretty perfect. I have a job managing a print/mailing company that I absolutely love and am really digging the challenge of running a business, I have met a lot of great new people, gas is $1 a litre and I live with my beautiful girlfriend Ash. I won’t lie, I miss my family and friends so incredibly much but sometimes these situations arise and I have never been the type of person who is left wondering. It gets me in trouble some time but it is always worth it in the end. Nothing beats a good story.
So this is my website. I have had a lot of fun with it over the past year or so and have loved sharing my photos and adventures with you all. It is incredible to think that people have seen my work from over 100 different countries around the world in every continent. It truly blows my mind.
2014 wasa break out year for me. I was chosen from thousands as one of the Top 10 Emerging Photographers in Alberta as a part of Exposure Photography Festival and had one of my images displayed on billboards all over Calgary. It was such a humbling experience, especially given the fact that the others chosen in the Top 10 were professional and in a couple of instances, highly acclaimed photographers. I have also had my photographs featured in the Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen newspapers. The drive right now is as high as ever and pushes me to try new things as well as hone what I already know.
If you have any questions you would like to ask, feel free to reach out to me via my contact page.
Thanks for taking the time to read all about me.