Sense of Narrative: Photography and Film by Alexander Headley
Alexander Headley is a filmmaker and photographer who takes documentary-style photographs of people and their surrounding environment. Each of Alexander’s photographs focuses on a scene with a distinct sense of narrative, fitting with film-based nature of the artist’s overall practice.
Alexander’s short films also hold to this slice-of-life mode of viewing the world. I get the sense, looking through Alexander’s portfolio, that the artist seeks to capture moments and relationships in a real and “true” fashion – without necessarily relying on any strict authorial intent. Some of these images remind me of the similarly narrative photographic practice of Michael Matthew Woodlee.
Also in Alexander’s portfolio is a selection of production photos. I like the candid nature of these images – they appear just composed enough to be considered part of an artistic portfolio, yet still serve to capture a sense of spontaneity and broken narrative, like fragmented sections of a greater story.