Born in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Gerald Hickey lived most of his childhood in Marske. He has worked as a pipefitter and interior designer, as well as creating short films. He began taking photographs in 2007.
Gerald believes in making the photo fit the view rather than being restricted by the lens or a single shot, hence the majority of his photos are panoramic. This can result in distortion on occasions, which he also finds interesting.
Gerald’s first exhibition, Escaping the Lens, proved to be such a success that he has now gone on to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional photographer.