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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex, hanging out with the Big Life Rangers whilst on assignment in Kenya
Sainsburys (5 X TV Commercials)
Sheba / The Mars Group
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford
CRUK (Cancer Research UK)
Save The Children
The MS Society
The Financial Times Weekend Magazine
Guardian Weekend Magazine
SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity
Selected for the British Journal of Photography’s ‘Decade of Change’ Award, 2021
Selected for the Royal Photographic Society's IPE (International Photography Exhibition) 161, 2019.
Portrait Salon 16, 2016
Single image finalist, Renaissance Photography Prize, 2016
Selected for the British Journal of Photography's 'Portrait of Britain' Exhibition, 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
'Luna dressed as an NHS Nurse' (from the 'Lockdown with Luna' series) selected for The Manchester Open Exhibition 2022 (Jan - March 2022), Home (Gtr Manchester Arts Centre Ltd), Manchester.
'Lockdown with Luna' and '2 Metres Apart' exhibited as part of the 'We Stay Home', 15th Yixian International Photography Festival in Anhui, China, November 2021. Curated by Guo Jing.
An image from my 'On Patrol' series that was selected for the 'Decade of Change' Awards was exhibited at the Nest Summit in New York as part of Climate Week NYC in September 2021 and at The Hong Kong Climate Museum, Hong Kong, in June 2021
'Vestige' selected for The Manchester Open Exhibition 2020 (Jan - March 2020), Home (Gtr Manchester Arts Centre Ltd), Manchester.
'IPE (International Photography Exhibition) 161': The Royal Photographic Society's Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Photography. Presenting 100 beautiful, striking and accomplished images by 54 contemporary photographers, the IPE 161 will tour the UK and Ireland through 2019. RPS House, Bristol (Feb - March 2019), Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham (March - May 2019), Royal Festival Hall, London (May - June 2019), Municipal Gallery, Dublin (July - September 2019), HIP Festival, Hull (October 2019).
'Salon 18' at Four Corners Gallery, London: an exhibition of new work by eleven artist/photographers participating in the London Creative Network (LCN) programme, April 2018
'Vacant, In Use' Exhibition, part of Deptford X fringe arts festival, September 2017
'Sugarcandy Mountain' shown in the 'Expanded Habitat' Exhibition in Hangzhou, China, June 2017
'Factory' shown at Slideluck at Foiano Fotografia, a photography festival in Italy, November 2016
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
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)