Alex Bamford Photography

About

My background is design and art direction, so I aim for simplicity and strong composition in my photography.

I’ve been photographing by moonlight for the last 10 years, mainly in and around Brighton, Sussex but also as far away as Japan, South Africa and Chile. Taking photos at night originally fitted in really well with my day job and the resulting commute but the greater draw was the way that moonlight changes familiar surroundings into something otherwordly.

In an effort to introduce a human element to my moonlit landscapes, over the years I have experimented within this surreal environment with a variety of home-made lights and some rather dodgy moves which can be seen in my Light Painting series. As a natural progression my Sleepwalking project has been documenting the nocturnal adventures of a pyjama clad somnambulist.

Like many photographers I am a bit OCD, which can be evidenced by my ever expanding Collections project.

I'm available for commissions, either bringing your ideas to life or using my 30 years experience as an advertising art director to offer a few ideas of my own.

Solo Exhibitions
October 2016 - The Brunswick Set, Regency Town House, Brighton Photo Fringe
December 2013  - Collections, The Old Market, Hove
November 2013 - Sleepwalking, Act2|UM, London
October 2013 - Collections, Lewes Print Centre
March 2013 - Collections, Taylor St Baristas, Brighton
October 2012 - Sleepwalking, Brighton Photo Fringe
December 2011  - Moonlighting, The Old Market, Hove
May 2010 - Moonlit, North Laine Photography, Brighton
November 2009 - Moonlighting, The Eagle, Brighton

Group Shows
November 2016 - UrbanPhotoFest16 Open, Tate Modern, London
July 2016 - East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
July 2016 - Up the Down, South Downs Heritage Centre, West Sussex
June 2016 - Festival de la Photographie au Dax, Aquitaine, France
May 2016 - Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hove
November 2015 - Over the Hill, Goldsmith's college, London
May 2015 - Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hove
October 2014 - The Morning After / The Night Before, Brighton Photography Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe
October 2014 - Over the Hill, Create Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe
September 2014 - Lensmodern Retrospective, Gallery of Contemporary Art 'Am Tunnel, Luxemburg
May 2014 - Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hove
May 2013 - Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hov
May 2012 – Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hove
August 2011 - Lewes Artwave, Pelham House, Lewes
October 2010 - Bright Nights, CompARTment, Brighton Photo Fringe,

Awards
2016 - UrbanPhotoFest16 Open Competition - winner
2012 - Create in Brighton, Runner up
2012 - London Festival Fringe Photography Award, Nominated

Reviews
15th June 2106 - On Landscape - UK
18th November 2013 - Kwerfeldein - Germany
13th March 2013 - Clickblog - Italy
11th March 2013 - La Repubblica - Italy
9th March 2013 - Phototrend - France
3rd March 2013 - Petapixel - USA
29th March 2012 - Ideas Tap - UK
7th February 2012 - Digiphoto - Taiwan
2nd February 2012 - The Guardian Camera Club - UK
11th November 2012 - The Argus - UK
1st November 2009 - Brighton Source - UK

Talks
2016 - University of Derby
2016 - Brighton & Hove High School
2015 - City College, Brighton & Hove  
2015 - Miniclick: Soapbox, Now We Are 5, Brighton Unitarian Church
2010 - Miniclick, Brighton

 

I’m a Brighton based commercial photographer with 30 years of experience as an advertising art director under my belt. I translate client's briefs into eye-catching, iconic visuals that communicate quickly and effectively.

My advertising experience saw me working with and learning from some of the world's greatest commercial photographers, whilst creating national and global campaigns for brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen, Bacardi, M&S, Vodafone, Lloyds Bank and Virgin Atlantic in some of London's top ad agencies. 

Since putting down the layout pad and picking up the camera I've worked for ad agencies, PR consultancies, graphic designers and direct to client on anything from digital campaigns to theatre backdrops.

Clients

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Personal work
I’ve been photographing by moonlight for the last 10 years, mainly in and around Brighton, but also as far away as Japan, South Africa and Chile. Taking photos by moonlight changes familiar landscapes into something otherworldly. I've played with that surreal quality of light with my Sleepwalking series. Like many photographers I am a bit OCD, which can be evidenced by my ever expanding Collections project.

Solo Exhibitions
October 2016 - The Brunswick Set, Regency Town House, Brighton Photo Fringe
December 2013  - Collections, The Old Market, Hove
November 2013 - Sleepwalking, Act2|UM, London
October 2013 - Collections, Lewes Print Centre
March 2013 - Collections, Taylor St Baristas, Brighton
October 2012 - Sleepwalking, Brighton Photo Fringe
December 2011  - Moonlighting, The Old Market, Hove
May 2010 - Moonlit, North Laine Photography, Brighton
November 2009 - Moonlighting, The Eagle, Brighton

Group Shows
November 2016 - UrbanPhotoFest16 Open, Tate Modern, London
July 2016 - East Sussex Open, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
July 2016 - Up the Down, South Downs Heritage Centre, West Sussex
June 2016 - Festival de la Photographie au Dax, Aquitaine, France
May 2016 - Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hove
November 2015 - Over the Hill, Goldsmith's college, London
May 2015 - Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hove
October 2014 - The Morning After / The Night Before, Brighton Photography Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe
October 2014 - Over the Hill, Create Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe
September 2014 - Lensmodern Retrospective, Gallery of Contemporary Art 'Am Tunnel, Luxemburg
May 2014 - Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hove
May 2013 - Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hov
May 2012 – Artist's Open House, 21A Brunswick Square, Hove
August 2011 - Lewes Artwave, Pelham House, Lewes
October 2010 - Bright Nights, CompARTment, Brighton Photo Fringe,

Awards
2016 - UrbanPhotoFest16 Open Competition - winner
2012 - Create in Brighton, Runner up
2012 - London Festival Fringe Photography Award, Nominated

Reviews
15th June 2106 - On Landscape - UK
18th November 2013 - Kwerfeldein - Germany
13th March 2013 - Clickblog - Italy
11th March 2013 - La Repubblica - Italy
9th March 2013 - Phototrend - France
3rd March 2013 - Petapixel - USA
29th March 2012 - Ideas Tap - UK
7th February 2012 - Digiphoto - Taiwan
2nd February 2012 - The Guardian - UK
11th November 2012 - The Argus - UK
1st November 2009 - Brighton Source - UK

Talks
2016 - University of Derby
2016 - Brighton & Hove High School
2015 - City College, Brighton & Hove
2015 - Miniclick: Soapbox, Now We Are 5, Brighton Unitarian Church
2010 - Miniclick, Brighton