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Alex Nye

Escondido, CA

About Alex Nye

Escondido, CA

Alex Nye is an award-winning fine art and architectural photographer. 

Alex grew up in a country home in upstate New York. Without cable television or easy access to the outside world, He and his older brother Adam spent much of their childhood outdoors. Alex became very interested in art at a young age despite being surrounded by a family of scientists. His creative passions led him to attend SUNY New Paltz to formally study graphic design, filmmaking and photography. After finishing his Visual Arts degree in 2013, he drove across the country to start fresh & pursue a professional career in California.

Since then, he’s won dozens of awards for his photography in both national and international competitions, exhibited artwork in galleries on both the east and west coast, and sold hundreds (if not thousands) of prints to corporate offices, museums, and private collectors. Alex has experience creating ultra high resolution imagery for large format printing. He frequently licenses his artwork for commercial and tourism applications, including to Lexus, Hilton, Visit San Diego, Santa Barbara, and the National Park Service just to name a few. 

In the AEC industry, he is commissioned by architects, designers, engineers and contractors to showcase their projects of the built environment. In 2023, Alex was the only photographer from the USA to be shortlisted in the Early Career & Emerging Talent award from the Architectural Photography Almanac. In Addition, he’s a federally certified drone pilot, filmmaker, and owner of a video production company called Prismedia LLC

Alex has a relentless commitment to quality. He considers every image an independent work of art, and has an obsessive attention to detail. He's well known for his timelapse art, and for his "4D Photography" series in which he blends multiple times of day together into a dramatic hero shot.

He currently lives in San Diego with two feisty felines, a husky pup, and his brilliant wife Erin who works as a Biochemist in Sorrento Valley. They both enjoy active lifestyles in their free time, with activities including rock climbing, yoga, and gymnastics. Fun Fact; he also competes on American Ninja Warrior!

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Other works by Alex Nye

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Citation Award, AIA Los Angeles
    March 2018
  • First Place, NY Center for Photographic Art
    October 2018
  • First Place, Carp Arts center
    Nov 2018
  • Award of Excellence, Photographer’s Forum Magazine, 38th Annual Photography Contest
  • Honorable Mention, “Own The Night” Virtual Exhibition, Envision Arts
    January 2020
  • Finalist (Top 100), “One Photo Challenge” Contest, Architizer
    April, 2021
  • Commended Entry (Top 10), “One Photo Challenge” Contest, Architizer,
    May 2021
  • Second Place: Beauty of Nature, Timelapse Film Festival, Joshua Tree CA
    July 2021
  • Longlist Finalist, Photo of the Year Award 2021, APAlmanac
    March 2022
  • Second Place Winner, URBAN SUBURBAN RURAL, NYC4PA
    June 2022
  • Third Place, “Photo of the Year Award 2022” Architectural Photography Almanac
    April 2023
  • Finalist, “Early Career & Emerging Talent” Architectural Photography Almanac
    April 2023


  • SUNY New Paltz, Bachelor of Science (Visual Arts)
    New York,2013 

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