Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Private View LPA 'Lets Face It' 7 Awards

Here are some photos from the private view. One shot from my Bronze winning series was exhibited while the others rotated as part of a slide show on the screen photographed below. It was a great night, not least because after the exhibition I went to see Kylie perform at the O2 which was a great way to celebrate!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New work/ Expatriates!

I have been very busy of late producing new work, winning awards, retouching and putting images into syndication. Anyway, more about that later....

For now, here is a recent and ongoing personal project looking at the sub-culture of expatriates. The following portraits were all shot in Singapore but my intention is to take this project to other countries in which there is a large expat population.

This project will be imminently posted on my website and here is the blurb i am midway through drafting:


“An expatriate (or expat) is a person residing in a country and culture other than that of the person’s upbringing or legal residence.

Globalisation has created an international market for skilled professionals. Private motivation is
becoming more relevant than company assignment.”

“Traditional corporate expatriates did not integrate and commonly only associated with the
elite of the country they were living in. Modern expats form a global middle class with shared work experiences in multi- national corporation. Integration is incomplete but strong cultural
influences are transmitted.” (citation: wikipedia)

Alex became interested in the expat culture after numerous visits to Singapore.
To Alex the lifestyle of the expat seems like a stand-alone culture; many expats don’t appear to fully integrate into local society (raising the question of whether is is ever possible to fully assimilate into another, very different culture, leaving behind ingrained socialisation?)
Subsequently a culture is created to meet the lifestyle needs of the expatriate, incorporating cultural aspects of their homeland into the new environment and combining this with local lifestyle.

Through portraiture, Alex explores the nature of expatriates.

This is an ongoing project....

Thursday, April 7, 2011

LPA 'Lets Face It' 7 Awards

I have some great news and that is that I have won a photographic award with the London Photographic Association!

I won bronze for my 'Untitled' series entered into the 'Lets Face It' 7 portraiture awards. The series will feature in the LPA winner's book and the image shown below will be exhibited at The Assembly Rooms in central London. It will be up until the 29th April so do pop in if you can.

Here is a link to my profile on the London Photographic Association's website:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Out-takes: Andy Butler from Hercules & Love Affair

So here are a couple of out- takes from the Andy Butler shoot to tantalise your taste-buds!
I have been so busy of late, I haven't been going through old shoots but this is a start to sifting through the backlog........Enjoy!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Oxfam Curiosity Shop 2011

The Oxfam curiosity pop up shop opens today at Selfridges.
Get down there and grab yourself a bargain.
Tons of celebs have donated outfits and I shot the stills campaign.
Below is the promotional video and the stills