Alexander Coggin

Alexander is a London based photographer.  |  @alexandercoggin

Alexander Coggin is an American queer photographer and filmmaker living in London who penetrates trends of visual homogeneity with idiosyncratic and uncanny imagery. Raised in the theatre, he is dedicated to bringing the same theatrical and artificial frameworks learned on the stage to the visible everyday.

With an extraordinary eye for the unusual, the unexpected and the unlikely, he captures fantastic combinations of colour and texture. The subjects change according to what he finds, but he conjures weird and wonderful compositions from even the most everyday scenarios.[/one_third]

A trained actor, his theatrical training still influences his image-making – he is interested in backstory, body language, and the gap between perception and reality. His bold use of flash adds a magical realism to his pictures, which wouldn’t look out of place on the big screen.

Clients include: Cav Empt, Channel 4, Creative Review,  GiffGaff, Gucci, McDonalds, Migros, Montblanc, Sky, and Vice.

Editorials include: AnOther, Club Sandwich Magazine, Culture Trip, The Face, The Fall Magazine, FT Magazine, The Gourmand, It’s Nice That, The Kings Road, Monocle, The New York Times, Port Magazine, Sofa Magazine, Sole Magazine, Tank Magazine, Vogue Italia and Zeit Magazine.