Nik Wheeler is a British/American travel photographer and photojournalist who started his career as a combat photographer in Vietnam covering major battles such as the Tet Offensive, Battle of Hue and the Fall of Saigon. After two and a half years based in Saigon he moved to Beirut to freelance throughout the Middle East where he shot major events including the Jordan Civil war for Time Magazine and the Yom Kippur War for Newsweek until National Geographic sent him to Iraq to live with the Marsh Arabs, which became his debut book “Return to the Marshes”.
In the mid-seventies he relocated to Paris under contract with Sipa Press and traveled the world covering major international events. It was during this period that he took his famous picture of arch-terrorist Carlos the Jackal at Algiers airport – a photo that was acknowledged to be one of the most important Photos of the 20th Century.
During his career he has visited 100+ countries on assignment for National Geographic, Travel and Leisure, Departures, Islands, Newsweek, GEO, Observer and Telegraph magazines, Sunset, Gourmet, International Wildlife and leading European Magazines such as Terre Sauvage, Amica, Bunte and Stern. His photos have graced more than 300 magazine and book covers, and as co-publisher of the Insider Travel Guide series, he has illustrated more than 20 guide books. His book “Island Dreams” for Thames and Hudson won the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Book of the Year.
Nik has previously been honored as Travel Photographer of the Year by SATW and has won international and domestic awards for his Travel Books. Nik has exhibited and lectured at LACMA, Fowler Museum, Harvard, NYU and at the prestigious Visa pour l'Image International Festival of Photojournalism in France. His TV appearances include Good Morning America, Merv Griffin Show and “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.
During his 50 years as a working photographer Nik has amassed a vast library of more than one million photos and is largely considered to be one of the great travel photographers of the 21st century. In addition to travel images in exotic locations, his collection includes photos of Queen Elizabeth, Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, Nancy Reagan, Carlos the Jackal, Clint Eastwood, Nobu, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and many others.
Kerry Wheeler is a multifaceted artist who's talents span multiple fields including photography, music, directing, and creative direction. Kerry’s unique photography style and aesthetic for timeless vintage travel and lifestyle photography has drawn worldwide acclaim in a very short time, with glowing comparisons to a modern day
Slim Aarons. His work has been featured by Conde Nast Traveller, Architectural Digest, Esquire, Porsche Magazine, and Santa Barbara Magazine to name a few.
He has collaborated on campaigns with some of the top luxury and hospitality brands in the world, such as Rosewood Hotels, Auberge Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Dior to name a few.
Kerry’s photographs of the European Rivieras and coastlines have gone viral on social media platforms, wracking up 10s of millions of views, and are often featured by a country’s main instagram page. Kerry is now one of the most sought out young up and coming photographers and videographers for major swim and lifestyle campaigns across the world. Kerry is also a current photographic contributor
to Conde Nast Traveller.
More of Kerry's images may be viewed at @worldofkerry
What People Are Saying
"The Wheeler catalogue picks up right where Slim Aarons left off" - Rizzoli Publishers
“Brevity is the soul of wit - when Shakespeare said it, he didn’t mean it for photographers. You’d hope he wouldn’t mind the context, after all, what could be more brief? That’s the case made by Kerry Wheeler, who wields a camera to slow the fogging of the past, and gaze at what might be.”
- Type 7 (Porsche Magazine)
“If you love the wistful sense of wanderlust and a French or Italian oceanfront view, you'll love these prints.” - Esquire Magazine