© Alexander Brattell, Source Park, from the series The Aesthetics of Absence, 2021
Alexander Brattell is an artist, commercial photographer and educator based on the South East coast of England. His hand made silver gelatin prints exploring states of mind and perception continue a psychological reportage that forms a continuous thread through his career. Working in series rather than by subject matter, his portfolios of prints are the source material for exhibitions and sales of artist proofs and small editions.
He also works to commission, currently almost exclusively in the arts. He photographs for artists, craftspeople, performers, curators and producers producing visual resources for publicity, publications, applications and reports. He has previous extensive experience in the design and hospitality industries photographing people, residential and commercial interiors, food and products. He has been commissioned by and has had his work appear in many well known publications, from The Sunday Telegraph to GQ, from Skin Two to Tandoori Magazine.
Since 1996 Brattell has been a visiting lecturer in photography and involved in numerous community projects, working with universities, colleges, galleries and organisations using photography to enable voice.
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