Tuesday, December 4, 2012

'For Our Pleasure?' Exhibition photos

Below are some photos from the recent Exhibition I curated for Photomonth 2012.  The show was in the gallery at Hackney Picturehouse and was open from 1st November until 28th November.  

The Photographers involved were Daniel Kukla, Martin Usborne, myself and Adrien Ehrhardt.  The show also contained a number of pieces of taxidermy since the theme was our relationship with animals.

All in all the show was a great success and being my first curatorial project I was very pleased with the achievement and the reaction of the press to the Exhibition.

We had a panel discussion on the 18th November and I will post some photos from this event as I have them.....

Monday, November 12, 2012

First Person Shoot for FT Weekend Magazine

I was recently commissioned by The Financial Times Weekend Magazine to shoot  portrait for the First Person Page.

Off I went down to Heathrow Airport to meet Gurkiran Singh Mann whose street has been overtaken by avid plane spotters.  

Here is how the image looked in the magazine.  It was published on Saturday.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

For Our Pleasure?

It seems I have greatly neglected this blog of late but things have been BUSY BUSY BUSY. 

I curated an Exhibition which is part of Photomonth 2012, East London's International Photo Festival.

The Exhibition is titled 'For Our Pleasure?' and is currently showing at the gallery in Hackney Picturehouse. If you get chance pop in and see it.  It looks great, photos to follow!

It is a thought provoking group photography and installation experience examining human interaction with the environment and animals, and culminating in a panel discussion at which the audience are able to partake in discussion regarding issues raised throughout the show.  

From stuffed Bison heads and taxidermy stag heads wearing make up, through to the work of four very different photographers, the exhibition looks at the way we, as humans, exploit and interact with animals in the created environment around us.

The Photographers are Martin Usborne, Daniel Kukla, Adrien Ehrhardt and Alex Grace.  The Exhibition has been curated and produced by Alex Grace

Monday, September 10, 2012

Portraits at 'The Place' Opening night

Below are some photos, courtesy of Zbigniew Kotkiewicz, who was also part of the Exhibition.

The opening took place on the 16th August and the Exhibition runs until the end of September.

Go see!

Thursday, August 16, 2012



182 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7UY
Opening night: Thurs 16th August from 19:00 till late
Exhibition runs until 28th September.
Opening hours: Weekdays 18:00 - midnight, Weekends from midday

Maureen © Alex Grace

The Place quietly opened its doors on the 26th of May.

After two months of music and dancing, mingling, coffee drinking, film screenings and fun, it was time to take the creative space one step further by inviting six Artists to participate in The Place's first Exhibition, 'Portraits'.

Stav B, visual artist, performer, director of The Place and Londoner for more than twenty years brings together an eclectic group of artists working within the genre of Portraiture.

The result is a strong group exhibition, exploring interpretations of the Portrait as conceived through the differing mediums of Photography, Painting and Illustration.

"Keeping it simple and going back to basics with no frills, jargon, or futile corporate ambition motivated me to conceive and curate the very first official exhibition at The Place, a unique establishment, accommodating culture, events and art with love, quality and enthusiasm.

PORTRAITS, was the first thing that came to mind, as a representation of the person, the people, the expressions, the character. I wanted to focus on 2 dimensional work and when looking for artists, i was very pleased to have been approached by photographers, painters and illustrators, translating their definition of the portrait via their chosen discipline.

All the artists are super talented and their work manifests exactly that; their love for the face, the lines, the personality. Enjoy them. Many thanks to the artists Sarah, Alex, Atalanta, Zbigniew, Ego and Tasha. Also thank you to Pierre, whose precious help and excellent PR skills, made this exhibition possible."
stav B. ©2012

The exhibition features work from:

Photography by Alex Grace and
Zbigniew Tomasz Kotkiewicz
Painting by Sarah Jane Moon and Atalanta Kernick
Illustration by Ego RodriguezDrawings by Tasha Krestova

The opening night is Thursday 16th August from 19:00 till late. The kitchen is open for food and we have live music and a DJ.

DJ: Polanski
Live act: Le Squid

Come and celebrate with us!

The Place
182 Stoke Newington Road,
N16 7UY

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Portrait Exhibition at 'The Place' London

Prepping is under way for a group Portraiture Exhibition at 'The Place', 182 Stoke Newington High Street, London.

Opening night is Thursday 16th August from 18:00. All welcome to pop in.

It is a mixed media Exhibition including photography (of course!), illustration and painting.

Below you have a sneak preview of the work I am showing....

Friday, August 10, 2012

AOP Photographers Awards 2012

This year I entered the AOP (Association Of Photographer's) Photographers Awards.

It's quite a big deal in the UK advertising world to win these Awards so I was thrilled when I heard two of my images were shortlisted and made it through to the second round of judging. Extra thrilled because it was 2 out of the 3 images I entered (and not a series either).

Because it was 2 images I was convinced one would make it through to win. Sadly neither did and I have been extremely disappointed.

Still, I have been told it is an achievement to make it through to the 2nd round so I wanted to share that accomplishment.

Below are the two images that went through.

The cockerel is part of a chicken/ cockerel series I have been working on which I will hopefully be sharing very soon. The rest of the series is still in retouching but I am very excited about it......

Saturday, July 21, 2012

AOP British Spirit Exhibition

One of my Bulldog images made it into a curated AOP (Association Of Photographer's) exhibition. The theme is of course 'British Spirit'.

Check out the full exhibition here: http://home.the-aop.org/current-online-exhibition

Prints are for sale.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Interview with Alex Grace in Meta Magazine

A few months back I was interviewed for new Trans Magazine META. Below are the pages.....Buy the full magazine here, issue 3 is out now:


Thanks to Paris Lees for the feature and enjoy...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Madge, the grand Diamond Jubilee Queen......

Madge is getting a little hot under the tutu in anticipation of the Jubilee this weekend. Will someone please straighten up her crown?!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Excited about my Jubilee dog project....

I have just finished shooting a special dog Diamond Jubilee series.....below is my test shot (and the teaser)....of course it's Ella..... The series will follow, I shall post an image every day in the run up to the Jubilee so keep checking back.....OR you can follow me on twitter.....@alexgracephoto

Monday, May 21, 2012

Glastonbury 2000: A handmade book

This is my portrait of Glastonbury 2000.

Edition 1 of 1, it is a handmade book containing photographic prints and text interviews about sitter's thoughts and Glastonbury experiences.

The book was completed in 2005.

I had an amazing time at this Glastonbury, i met so many wonderful people and heard so many amazing stories.

Take a look at the book to find out about my experience......

Friday, May 11, 2012

This Dream Still Runs. My first ever handmade book

My very first book.

Inspired by making my Memories book into a video, I dug out my very first book project. There will be more to follow, I am going through the archives.

This Dream Still Runs was 1 in an edition of 2 and is more like an Artist's Proof. Edition 2 was a lot more polished/ tidier but sadly Edition 2 no longer exists so this is the only one remaining.

I made 'This Dream Still Runs' while still a student.
I had been away for the Summer and fallen madly and deeply in love whilst working in Italy. I was lost on my return and was yearning to be back there.

My Photography tutor (the renowned John Blakemore) called this book 'photo therapy'.

Another nice thing about this book is that is a concertina. You can't really see that in the video but it opens out into one long strip so all the photos become one long adjoined sequence or storyboard. I LOVE concertina books.....you can't get those from Blurb!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


This is a personal photography book I made a while ago entitled 'Memories'.