Photograph of Amalfi Coast by Alex Nichol

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast had been on my bucket list ever since I saw the Galaxy chocolate commercial where they brought Audrey Hepburn back to life on the streets of Capri. I've been to Italy several times now, and it's one of my favourite countries in Europe, but I hadn't visited the Campania region before, so wasn't sure what to expect.

Photograph of Amalfi Coast, Italy by Alex Nichol
Sony A7R IV + Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM

In the photographs I'd seen, it looked so idyllic, dripping with Italian charm. However, the reality was quite different. It feels very similar to the Liguria region further up the West coast; if you've ever visited the Cinque Terre, you'll already be familiar with the environment; tiny winding roads choked with buses and diesel fumes, and bustling back-streets packed shoulder-to-shoulder with sweaty tourists and tetchy locals.

Photograph of Amalfi Coast, Italy by Alex Nichol
Sony A7R IV + Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM

We stayed in Sorrento for the week; probably the least charming of all the towns and villages along this stretch of coastline. From there, we toured the local area mostly by boat, stopping off at Amalfi, Positano and the island of Capri, before taking a day out to visit the incredible museum at Pompeii.

Photograph of Amalfi Coast, Italy by Alex Nichol
Sony A7R IV + Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM

These photographs were taken with the Sony A7R IV in combination with the Sony 24mm f/1.4 GM and Kase Wolverine Magnetic snap-on filters.

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary. Alex has shot with pretty much everything, from classic 35mm and medium format film cameras from Zenit, Leica, Hasselblad and Rolleiflex, to digital SLR and mirrorless systems from Leica, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Olympus. He is currently shooting with the Fujifilm X System.


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