Combining a designer’s mindset with deep photographic talent, Nick Alfred has an attention grabbing style that’s as rare as rocking horse poo.

Your hometown? Jakarta, Indonesia.

Day Job? Freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer.

Your weapons of choice (camera and lenses)? Olympus E-P5 with 75mm or 45mm lens.

When did you first realise photography was your calling? Probably a couple years ago, when I finished work and decided to go for a run over the Harbour Bridge. I witnessed one of the most beautiful, picture perfect moment of The Sydney Opera House against this lovely sunset sky hues. Lucky I had my camera with me, I snapped a photo and never stopped taking photos ever since (especially during sunset).

How would you describe your approach? I am very inspired by colours, textures and nature. I would go really close to the details and work with it. I also prefer my work to be structured and balanced, so I try my best to keep my work in proportion at all times.

What’s the secret to a ‘banging’ image? Hmmmm… I don’t have a secret, really, however I think the most important thing for me is to allow myself to be a sponge and empty my mind. When my mind is empty, I start getting inspiration from my surroundings and start producing something special. Most importantly I need to be well-rested, you can’t produce something ‘banger’ if you are tired/grumpy right?

Any exciting projects you’ve been working on recently? Yes! I will be showcasing my work at The Other Art Fair in October. Please feel free to drop by and say hi, I am very friendly.

Apart from your camera gear, what’s the one piece of essential kit you’d always carry in the great outdoors? Water bottle. I can’t function when I’m dehydrated.

The quote that you live by? “Everyone is creative, but we are only as creative as we allow ourselves to be.” – Martellus Bennett.

This quote helps remind me to push myself and be free (creatively) in any kind of circumstances. There is no need to ever limit yourself.

Microadventures with @nickalfie 1/5 Smooth and silky. Yeah, the weekends here to tickle our taste buds. Mmmmmm. Go explore everyone. #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @nickalfie 1/5
Smooth and silky. Yeah, the weekends here to tickle our taste buds. Mmmmmm. Go explore everyone.
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @nickalfie 2/5 "View from my balcony. I'm lucky enough to have this view and able to enjoy it nearly everyday." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @nickalfie 2/5
“View from my balcony. I’m lucky enough to have this view and able to enjoy it nearly everyday.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @nickalfie 3/5 "This photo was taken at Bondi beach last Summer and every time I see this photo, it makes me so eager and excited for Summer to come." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @nickalfie 3/5
“This photo was taken at Bondi beach last Summer and every time I see this photo, it makes me so eager and excited for Summer to come.”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @nickalfie 4/5 "Me and my friends decided to go camping on the coldest night of the year (2016). It was -3 degrees I believe but it didn't stop me staying up all night shooting" #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @nickalfie 4/5
“Me and my friends decided to go camping on the coldest night of the year (2016). It was -3 degrees I believe but it didn’t stop me staying up all night shooting”
#weareexplorers

Microadventures with @nickalfie 5/5 "This was taken on my very first trip to this magical place about a year and a half ago. Since then I've been about 6 times now, still can't get over it. So beautiful." #weareexplorers

Microadventures with @nickalfie 5/5
“This was taken on my very first trip to this magical place about a year and a half ago. Since then I’ve been about 6 times now, still can’t get over it. So beautiful.”
#weareexplorers