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Late Nights

Luke Nicholas

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Image: Luke Nicholas, Alpha 7R III (A7RM3B) Late Nights

Luke Nicholas is an urban, street and cityscape photographer based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Predominantly a night-time shooter, Luke captures the beauty of his city around him with his signature urban aesthetic. He is well known for his unique and distinctive images of Auckland.

His work is heavily inspired by neo-noir films like Blade Runner and Drive. He hopes that his photography will inspire people to go out and explore their own cities.

Luke is currently working on several visual storytelling projects that incorporate a mix of photography and motion.

What is in your camera bag?

Sony Alpha 7R III, 16-35MM F2.8 GM lens, 50mm F1.8 lens, SD cards (a lot!), spare batteries and a lightweight travel tripod.

What is your go to in your Alpha kit and why?

At the moment the Alpha 7R III and 16-35mm F2.8 GM is my go to Alpha kit. Photographing in and around urban environments involves a lot of moving around so I like to keep my kit as minimal as possible.

I chose the Alpha 7R III because of its high-resolution 42.4 megapixel sensor, which enables me to crop into photos if I need to get a bit more reach.

The 16-35mm GM is an extremely versatile lens, with 16mm being great for tight spaces and landscapes, while 35mm is perfect for street photography, cityscapes and contextual portraits.

Most memorable moment shooting with Alpha?

My most memorable moment would be ending off a North Island road trip with a spontaneous sunset mission to the Te Paki sand dunes with friends. Our shoes filling up with sand while racing to the top of the dunes to get a good view of the sunset, and capturing it all on camera is a moment that I will never forget.