Alexander Coggin is a self-taught American photographer living in London. Working across editorial mediums, Alex will have a hard time keeping focus in a conversation with you if you’re walking the streets together. Best to ask him to keep his camera at home.
“Being self-taught, I have a hard time speaking about what exactly I’m looking for when I leave the house with my camera. I seek tirelessly and tire those around me, and If I’m lucky I’ll have a good shot at the end of the day. My best shots were done when I happened to have my camera with me — which isn’t a coincidence — but most of my images were not expected nor guaranteed.”
“I’m a somewhat photojournalist, but I’d do terribly in actual strife-stricken situations. I’m constantly looking for other forms of peculiarity, subtext, emotion and harsh-ness. I’m not interested in documenting as-it-is, I’m much more preoccupied with how my flash adds a layer of mediation and helps shape my visual-opinion.”
“My theatre training has given me a near-constant view of casting. What do we represent? What’s the broader ‘read’ on us? What could this look like after I get my flash on it? How can I support the narrative, and is there more to imply?”
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