ABOUT

Based between London and Manchester, Alex Grace shoots commercial, editorial and fine art photography with a particular fondness for photographing animals.

Alex's grandad gave her an old SLR camera when she was 16. It was an Olympus OM10 - her first love! Back in those days digital didn't exist so life was lived on film and Alex would document as much of it as she could.

Her hero's were Nan Goldin, Mary Ellen Mark, Duane Michals and Richard Avedon.

Alex studied for her BA in Photography at the University of Derby. Her lighting skills were then perfected whilst training as a still life photographer in Manchester after which she moved to London to become Rankin's 1st Photo Assistant.

Two years later, with worldwide experience of high end advertising and celebrity shoots, Alex spread her wings and moved to the sunnier climes of LA where, after working for renowned photographers Jill Greenberg and Warwick Saint, she built up her own commercial portfolio.

Armed with passion, a good eye, great lighting techniques and strong production skills, Alex returned to London in 2008 to set up her own studio.

Since then she has completed her Masters in fine art photography at London College of Communication (receiving a distinction and a prize for the best work in the show), had a few Exhibitions and shot loads of great jobs for a diverse and enviable client list.

When Alex is not shooting, you will probably find her in the water somewhere. She is a keen swimmer and competes in open water and short course pool competitions and even does a little bit of teaching/ coaching for her swimming club.

To contact Alex directly email the studio: info@alexgracephoto.com


Alex, hanging out with the Big Life Rangers whilst on assignment in Kenya

 

SELECTED CLIENTS:

Audi

Sainsburys (5 X TV Commercials)

Sheba / The Mars Group

Cargo Furniture

Moonfruit

National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

The NSPCC

Dogs Trust

RSPCA

Age UK

Save The Children

The MS Society

Oxfam

Bloodwise

Channel 4

Pet People

Attitude Magazine

Die Zeit

Happy Entertainment

The Financial Times Weekend Magazine

You Magazine

 

AWARDS:

Portrait Salon 16, 2016

Single image finalist, Renaissance Photography Prize, 2016

Sproxton Photography Award, 2015 - Presented for the best piece of work in the MA Final Show at London College of Communication

Portrait Salon 11, 2011

London Photographic Association 'Lets Face It' 7: Bronze series winner, 2011

 

EXHIBITIONS:

'Vacant, In Use' Exhibition, part of Deptford X fringe arts festival, September 2017

Portrait Salon 16, 2016

Renaissance Photography Prize 2016 (London)

British Journal of Photography's 'Portrait of Britain' Exhibition, 2016

'The Present Hurts', Final MA show at London College of Communication, November 2015

One Elephant Two Print Auction at The Four Corners Gallery London, September 2014

Co-curated 'Queer Bodies' an Exhibition in association with Fringe! Film Festival, London, April 2013

Selected to show at Slideluck London V as part of Format '13, April 2013 (curated by Monica Allende)

'Exposure' Exhbition at Format '13, Derby's International Photography Biennial, March 2013

'For Our Pleasure?' Photomonth 2012 Exhibition at Hackney Picturehouse. Curated by Alex Grace, this Exhibition featured a taxidermy installation and work by Alex Grace, Daniel Kukla and Martin Usborne

AMV BBDO Kid's Company charity Exhibition and Print Auction, November 2012 and November 2010

'Facing You', an Exhibition in association with Fringe! Film Festival, London, April 2012

Portrait Salon 11 touring screening night, 2011

London Photographic Association 'Let's Face It' 7 Awards, 2011

Photomonth at The Old Truman Brewery, 2010

San Francisco ArtSpace, 2008

The Perfect Family film (photos used by Art Department as part of the film), 2010

 

BOOKS:

World of Wonder 25th Anniversary book (published by World Of Wonder, 2012)

Glastonbury Festival Tales (Ebury Press, 2004)

A Companion To Cultural Geography (Blackwell Publishing, 2004)