AL NICOLL

Durban South Africa

I am a professional photographer based in Durban, South Africa. I'd say I'm an adventurous and outgoing individual who loves being creative; I enjoy life and love a good laugh. Down to earth and open minded, I really enjoy traveling and the thrill of seeing new places for the first time. I got my first real taste of this when my parents took me skiing for the first time in Switzerland at the age of five. Since then it has been ingrained in me.

Taking photos came naturally to me, a talent which developed through my travels. My photography became serious after a surfing injury, which allowed me to channel all my energy into it. I was living in the Canary Islands at the time of my injury so I started shooting surfing, since I couldn't be in the water I had to be a part of it somehow. Those shots paved the way for me in Spanish Surf Magazines.

Needing more input, I returned to the UK and studied a Foundation Degree in Photography at the Bournemouth Arts Institute. During this time I won 2 Awards, The Observer Newspaper "Student Sports Photographer of the Year" award and The Kodak Association of Photographers Award in the "Sports Editorial" category.

I now split my time between South Africa and England and any other places I am fortunate enough to visit. I shoot a wide range of subject matter as its variety which keeps life interesting. Whether it be shooting creative lifestyle, editorial , bands, dj's , events, landscapes, travel or sports, I enjoy it all!

To request rates and ask for quotes call me +27727716406

or email me alnicoll@mac.com

  • Work
    • Photographer
  • Education
    • BA Zoology , FD Photography