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'.