Alexander Beer is an award-winning portrait and documentary photographer based in London, UK. He shoots on analogue film cameras as well as digital.
His work has taken him all over the world to some remote areas as well as densely populated towns and cities plus some pretty precarious environments – all for the love of creating interesting photo stories.
His main objective is to create photographic narratives of people set against backgrounds in locations all over the world, bringing each image to life by capturing moments in time with a cinematic and romantic feel.
Growing up in south east Asia and Saudi Arabia before moving back to London in his teens, influenced Alex’s fascination with people, cultures, religions and diversity and this is expressed in his work.
Alexander is currently working on 3 book projects:
Ringleaders. An analogue black and white photography book depicting the raw power of female boxers.
Behind the British Brand. Analogue portraits of the people who work behind the scenes, inside British brands.
From Ghana with love. Analogue photography project celebrating the people and culture of Ghana working alongside Ghanaian creatives.
2019 saw Alex move into being in front of the camera for television, presenting and interviewing whilst photographing people and locations in South Korea for the Discovery Channel. (see links)
Commercial clients include: The Body Shop, Under Armour, James Purdey and Sons, Huntsman, Shackleton, Chester Barrie, Farlows, Richard James, Arcminute
Editorial clients include: Nataal, Blanc, Athletica ,The Laterals, 1883, Flaunt, Fault, Stylist, Notion, Red Bull Bulletin, Prestige Hong Kong, WWD, Elle Men, Country & Townhouse, The Peak Hong Kong, L’Officiel
Portrait of Britain 2020 winner
Palm Prize 2020
It's Nice That
NATAAL - Walk a mile in my shoes
NATAAL - Go the distance
Blanc magazine - Walk a mile in my shoes
Athletica magazine - We are all the same
Discovery Channel - Personality
Discovery Channel - Light
Discovery Channel - Colour