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Old 8th November 2018, 15:41   #1
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Nick Compton, Post Cricket

A little over a month after announcing his retirement, former Middx, Somerset and England batsman Nick Compton has revealed his post-cricket plans. Rather than take the well trodden path into the commentary box, Nick is seeking to turn his lifelong passion for photography into something with career potential. This afternoon, I popped along to The Maddox Gallery in Mayfair, which is displaying Compton's debut exhibition, "Beyond the Boundary", a mix of images captured during his travels.

I have to say that the shots inside England dressing rooms didn't do a lot for me, save for a candid study of KP which seems to encapsulate the man's character - or at least, my perception of it. A posed photo of eight topless England cricketers leaning on various benches was mildly disturbing. Much more my cup of masala chai were the two shots of kids playing street cricket in India, especially as one was taken at the very time I was out there, watching England avec Compton. Neither batsman or keeper seems aware of the lens in front of them, instead training every ounce of concentration on the (out of shot) bowler.

But by far the most striking pieces are his wildlife pictures. Apparently, he recently visited North America in the company of David Yarrow, the Bradman of fine art wildlife photography. The resultant images of Alaskan bears emerging from water are magnificent - shot in black and white, clean and crisp in detail. The friendly gallery assistant remarked that, in comparison to Yarrow's asking prices, Compton's wildlife work was 'extremely inexpensive'. Hmm...still about five times as much as I'd spend on a season's cricket watching.

I'd say the boy has talent. The contemporary cricketer pictures will doubtless have commercial appeal but I hope he concentrates on nature, and on the more modest backwaters of our noble game.
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Following the type of post cricket career path that Jack Russell took. The quiet reflection required for photography seems in keeping with his character.
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Following the type of post cricket career path that Jack Russell took. The quiet reflection required for photography seems in keeping with his character.
Yes, that mid-Noughties Middx dressing room, containing Compton, Ed Smith, Strauss, Ben Hutton and Jamie Dalrymple, must have been one of the more contemplative and cerebral ones of modern times.
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When Compton was playing for England he used to talk about his love of travelling and photography. He made the most of cricket tours, getting to know the localities, taking photographs. Rather different from the laddish activities of many of his team-mates. That he has chosen a career away from cricket is no surprise. He’s a very intelligent, articulate and talented man and I hope he enjoys success in his chosen career.
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This is the first part of a very interesting interview with Nick Compton:

https://beingoutsidecricket.com/2019...pton-part-one/


Well worth reading...
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Good article. Compton is a decent guy. I was hoping he'd come to Worcester a few years back.
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