Alexander Coggin has an utterly unique way of looking at the world. Now based in London after several years in Berlin, the American is happiest wandering the streets with his camera, feeding his visual curiosity and capturing scenes and subtexts he happens across.
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.
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 AnOther, Club Sandwich Magazine, Creative Review, Culture Trip, The Face, The Fall Magazine, FT Magazine, The Gourmand, GiffGaff, It’s Nice That, The Kings Road, McDonalds, Migros, Monocle, Montblanc, The New York Times, Port Magazine, Sky, Sofa Magazine, Sole Magazine, Tank Magazine, Vice, Vogue Italia and Zeit Magazine.
Year of the EarIn the world of portraiture Alexander has found himself an unexplored area, the ear.
The New York Times - Oliver HermanusThe New York Times sent Alexander to photograph film director and writer, Oliver Hermanus.
FT Weekend - SeltzerAlexander photographed the hard seltzer, the alcoholic drink everyone on social media is talking about, for the FT Weekend.
Financial Times - Foulkes and sonsThe Financial Times turned to Alexander to photograph the Foulks family,
Brothers & Others 2020After months apart Alexander has reunited with his extended family and continues his ongoing documentary series.
FrameworkAlexander continues to point his lens towards the incidental moments of every day life.
Sole Magazine - GucciAlexander's editorial for Sole Magazine Dubai, shot in Sri Lanka and in collaboration with Gucci.
Vogue Italia - Yard SaleAlex conceived and photographed 'Yard Sale' for Vogue Italia.
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