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April 2014

An amazing write up on an amazing blog. Fantastic curating and beautiful finds, check out the site and the blog.

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With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, it seems that the designation “photographer” gets brandished about rather carelessly these days. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of the fact that more and more of us are capturing the world around us in images. What I keep reminding myself of though, is that there is a big difference between taking shots of the things we encounter in our daily lives and the artistry that it takes to be a true photographer. To me, a photographer is a visual artist who embodies the ability to capture art on film, someone who can entice the viewer to see life from a different perspective. A great photographer can make you stop in your tracks, pulling you into this silent medium, captivating the soul. Chew on that spoonful of deepness! With that said, let me introduce you to the incredible art of photographer Alexander Trejo.

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Tractor Girl

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December 2013
I was very touched by this lovely article about my work. Tractor Girl is brilliant artist and talented, generous curator. Please check out her blog!

Here’s an excerpt:

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“He’s been snapping images since he was a teen, but decided to train as an architect. It was only after substantial encouragement from his photographer-wife that Philadelphia-based R Alexander Trejo started taking his photography more seriously.

His compositions are sparse, yet deeply romantic and slightly surreal, and demonstrate his major influences – the atmospheric paintings of JMW Turner, and the drama of Ansel Adams’ landscapes. Alexander says he is also influenced by the rich colour of Caravaggio’s paintings and the architectural photography of Julius Shulman, and he listens to Radiohead whenever he is working on his images.

“I was never great at art, at least that’s what I thought. Couldn’t draw a straight line to save my life. But with camera in hand, the vision in my head, it could now be recorded with a click.”

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