Photo Friday with Alexa of Little Alexa
The photoblog Little Alexa is full of everyday scenes made enchanting with Alexa’s point of view. Alexa uses a Yashica fx-3 film camera to take her photos, and it creates a kind of glow that makes her images even better than reality. Yet Alexa shies away from calling herself a photographer.
“The word photographer has always kind of intimidated me; when I think of that word I think of Annie Leibovitz, a genius who belongs in a category all her own. The word is too big for me. And in some ways the word is not encompassing; it is also too small.”
It’s often been said that a photo is a way of pointing at something, and this fits with Alexa’s thoughts on her work. “I think of myself more as an observer, a detail-conscious spectator who one day picked up a friend’s camera, snapped a picture and fell in love. Since I was a little girl, I have always been attentive, perceptive, aware; the camera has simply become a tool by which I am able to capture the world I see and experience. And so most of the time my photographs are very personal; of the people and things close to me.”
For more of her work, click here to visit Little Alexa.
[Photo Friday is a weekly column on Art & Science Journal. To submit your work email Lee at LeeJones@artandsciencejournal.com]