In Conversation… Alex Nail

Meticulous planning, wild camping on top of mountains, inspirational images from many countries; Alex Nail, one of the top mountain landscape photographers, talks to LPM about his passion for high altitude adventures
Interview by Dimitri Vasileiou

The first thing I’d like to ask you is if you remember your first digital camera and do you still have it?
Yes, it was a Canon A40, a 2 megapixel compact with manual controls. The battery compartment broke eventually but I have kept the camera. I still remember the excitement of printing a photo that I had taken that day at home!

You are still fairly young, not even 30; how long have you been doing photography?
I started landscape photography when I was 16 with a Canon A80 compact. I took some shots I was very pleased with but it wasn’t until 2006, when I was 19, that I bought my first Digital SLR, a Canon 20D. At that point photography became …

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