Dominick grew up in rural Cornwall and moved to London to study philosophy at UCL. His photography career started in student media and quickly led to freelance work for national newspapers.
Since then he has built up a wide list of editorial, commercial and NGO clients, shooting location portraits and reportage as well as more produced commissions. In his personal work, Dominick frequently explores the relationships between people and their environment and often focussing on the experiences of indigenous communities around the world.
His long-term project “The Edge of Two Worlds”, documenting the changing lives of a community of Innu in northern Canada, won second place in the Observer Hodge award in 2004, and the Marty Forscher Fellowship Award for Humanistic Photography in 2005. This work was also exhibited in the Leica galleries in Frankfurt and Solms and the Proud Gallery in London.
In 2007 Dominick collaborated with writer Kate Rew on the book Wild Swim which has sold over 25,000 copies and launched an outdoor swimming revival.
Dominick wrote and photographed Uncommon Ground, which was published by Guardian Faber in 2015 and continues to balance commissioned work with long-term projects and collaborations.
Born 1975 in Cornwall UK. Lives in London.
University College London — B.A. Philosophy, 1996
Photographer — 1996 – present
Editorial and commercial commissions for various clients including The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Serco, Aviva, Opera North, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Liberation
The Edge of Two Worlds, long-term documentary work
Arboretum, a study of urban trees
Watermarks, landscape and portrait series
Thresholds, landscape series
Wild Swim — with Kate Rew. Guardian Books 2007
Uncommon Ground – Guardian Faber 2015
The Guardian Newsroom, London— Group show: Hodge Photographic Award. 2003
Studio 1.1, London— Solo show: A Way of Life That Does Not Exist. 2003
Proud Gallery, London — Group show: Sometimes Words are Too Slow. 2004
Leica Gallery Frankfurt — Solo show: The Edge of Two Worlds. 2005
London College of Communications — visiting speaker, 2009-2010
Plymouth College of Art/Sorrel Foundation — Saturday Arts Club Masterclass, March 2013
Monki Gras 2014 — speaker
Oxford Literary Festival – speaker and panelist, “Nature and Language: How Language Influences our Relationship with Natural World”, March 2015
Southbank, Changing Britain – speaker and panelist, “Green and Pleasant Land”, May 2015
Dartington “Ways with Words” festival – speaker, 2015
Edinburgh International Book Festival – speaker, 2015
University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury – Multistory, guest lecture, Feb 2016
Awards and Grants
Observer Hodge Award — 2nd Prize, 2003
Marty Forscher Award for Humanistic Photography — 2005
Arts Council Grants for the Arts recipient — 2014