Nicola Shillingford

Head of Marketing

With a Canon EOS 300 in her one hand and a BSc in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) in the other, it’d be a mistake to judge Nicola’s life force by her petite stature.

“I wanted to be a doctor until I realised how flawed the educational system is and couldn’t bring myself to support a corrupted system. I decided to work in a field that sheds light on how things are really run.”

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Bitstocks family-oriented value system appealed to Nicola from the start. Appreciating people as individuals and encouraging them to reach their fullest potential are matters close to her heart - and this is what she found at Bitstocks. 


The themes of integrity and authenticity come through strongly in everything Nicola does: “I shoot on 35mm film predominantly. I like shooting on film because I feel it better captures the reality of a moment in its raw essence - compared to a digital image. I also refrain from editing my pictures and will only edit when completely necessary.”


Nicola’s curious mind and growth-driven personality have evolved into a diverse range of hobbies. She loves to read, mainly about consciousness, spirituality, ancient teachings and history and secret societies. Among her personal projects, she includes speaking to people from all different backgrounds and cultures and taking in all the lives that make us one collective of different stories. 


When it’s time to revitalise, she spends time alone, with family and close friends, making music, going for walks and falling asleep to a soothing soundtrack.