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Q&A with ALASTAIR NICOL

04 October 2016

We fired some quick questions at Alastair Nicol, fashion photographer for British Vogue. For any creative fashion types out there, listen up ...


What do you love most about working as a picture editor for Vogue?

Every day is so different, from spending the day scouring the internet for images of the royals, to being sent out to head offices to photograph creative directors, I’m always kept on my toes.

How did you get into fashion photography?

I studied photography at Falmouth University. I’ve always goofed around with friends and had my camera with me. A few opportunities arose, some connections were made and I started taking photography more seriously. I definitely wouldn’t be working on the projects, or be in the job, if it wasn’t for the friends I’d met along the way.

What advice would you give to any budding creative?

Speak to people, take a risk and admit when you are inevitably wrong.

 

 

What’s your favourite place in London to relax at the weekends?

My bed – honestly there is nothing better than just being at home.

What’s your best secret London discovery?

It's not exactly secret, but living in South London one of my favourite spots is Brockwell park. It's not overly busy – there's enough space to sit down or play sports and there's a Lido.

Where in the world would you most like to travel and why?

I’d love to travel across the US, I’ve only visited the east coast so I’d love to see more.

What’s been your favourite music festival this summer?

I’ve always been a fan of Bestival; though I haven’t been in a few years, it's always something special and the people you meet all dressed up is just incredible.

What’s your favourite album at the moment?

With the impending drop of Solange’s new album tomorrow – I’ve revisited True to get myself revved up.

 

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