ABOUT ALEXANDER HASLAM
Alexander Haslam www.district12photography.com @district12photography
Originally from London, I have been living and working in Hong Kong since 2008. Formally trained as a lawyer, I create my photographic art real-time on the streets of Hong Kong and through my global travels. My work is primarily urban, focusing on the darker side of cities.
In my images I try to prioritize an aesthetic over the more rigid strictures of traditional street or documentary styles; seeking instead to capture the energy and emotion of a place or person rather than focusing on the detail of any given thing. As such my images seek to capture the immediacy and somewhat detached observer style of street photography while at the same time tell a story in a manner more redolent of the documentary style.
The results are often opaque, urgent and snatched images which reveal as much about the narrative of the urban landscape as it does of the subjects themselves and with it, I hope, a lucid sense of the cities we inhabit today.
My images have been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Trieste Photo Festival ‘Dotart Urban Awards’ and received a Juror’s Honorable Mention for the 2018 ‘Harmony’ competition hosted by the International Photography Awards.
My images have been exhibited in New York, Hong Kong, Warsaw and Singapore. I am currently studying part-time for his masters in photography at the Savanah College for Art & Design.
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