in St Leonards On Sea
Alex Brattell is a commercial and editorial photographer. His personal darkroom prints exploring mind and perception, 'an ongoing psychological reportage', form a continuous thread through his career and have been widely exhibited. Brattell started photographing in 1981 for the Liverpool music & arts fanzine Breakout and now works as a photographer for artists, performers, galleries and cultural institutions. He has been a visiting lecturer at British art colleges since 1996 and has photographed the Coastal Currents Arts Festival since 2011.
BY ALEX BRATTELL
@ VOL 11
ON SEP 06, 2018
"More than subject matter, I am interested in pictures as metaphors and allegories, unseen realities, delving into what Walter Benjamin called 'the optical unconscious'".
Alex Brattell takes us on a journey through time and place, through a sensitive photographic study of his neighborhood and musings about mystery and magic.