Nicholas Holt

Nicholas Holt is a photographer with a focus on lesser-trodden parts of the world  – holes in the map where an older, slower world still exists. His work has a strong narrative and graphic elements – reflecting his background as a commercial art director.

His work has been published in SUITCASE magazine and exhibited at The Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival, where he was an OpenWalls Arles 2020 Winner.


What or who most influences your work?

Writing is my most fertile influence: Hemingway, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Bowles, Wilfred Thesiger. Also John Michael – a family friend and photographer and who crossed the Sahara in his Land Rover in the 1970’s; when such a thing was possible.

Describe your photographic style for us in three words

- Poetic, peaceful, humane.

Where is the most inspiring place you’ve travelled to and photographed in your career so far?

Tibet and the Sudan - I can’t choose between them!

If you could own a print by any photographer, whose would it be and why?

- It would be "View from hotel window – Butte, Montana" by Robert Frank. The photograph that started it all for me.

What has photography taught you about the world?

The world is as just as big and mysterious as it ever was.

Browse Nicholas's work for sale here

Top to bottom: "Fruits of the Desert, 2020", "Crossing the Dunes, 2020", by Nicholas Holt