Alexandra in Print: LensWork
A Collectible Magazine
Photography and the Creative Process
I'm very honored to have portfolios included in the prestigious LensWork Magazine (and to be their front cover as well!) I've got a very limited number of the two LensWork issues that include my images and words, and I'm happy to be able to offer them to anyone that loves a quality publication filled with great art and thought-provoking writing. Learn more about the magazine under the descriptions of the issues I have available. Each issue contains a total of five or six portfolios of beautifully reproduced images, each accompanied by a short artist essay - as well as additional interviews and editorials that I find terrifically interesting, and I think you will too.
96 pages, softcover, 8.5" x 7"
beautifully printed stochastic duotones
No. 146, February 2020 - $13
No. 108, Sep-Oct 2013 - $34
(no. 108 rare, out of print)
Alex de Steiguer: "Island Sublime"
Excerpt: "....I developed my first roll of film in the bowels of a schooner somewhere off the coast of Spain; the drying film strips slowly canting from side to side with the listing of the ship. My own Lesson #1 was this: "creativity should be subject to no practical bounds" - to express something, find the right tool, gain some proficiency, and adapt and use that tool as best you can in the place that you are..."
#146 preview/info/options from LensWork here
Brooks Jensen: "I Blame Stieglitz"   Why do we compare photographs to paintings? The only thing they have in common is they're flat... A rumination on the context of photography as a fine-art medium.
Alex de Steiguer:
"Small Island, Big Picture"
Twenty image portfolio with essay describing life as the sole inhabitant of nine islands off the coast of New England... with additional interview & conversation with editor Brooks Jensen.
Excerpt: "...Deserted, wind-blown, and stark - in winter these islands feel like they could exist within any time. Look east, and there the ancient ocean rolls, look to the west, and modern civilization glints along the distant mainland; while on the island the old buildings stand sparsely in a harsh wind, fronting the winters of yet another century. Time seems both frozen and fluid here, immediate and endless..."
#108 preview/info/options from LensWork here
Brooks Jensen: "Photography, Meet the World of Design"   In the age of digital processing and distribution, what challenges do artists face in translating imagery from mat-board and frame to a myriad means of presenting work?
From the Lenswork Mission Statement: "...The focus of LensWork is ideas & images rather than gear & techniques; imagination rather than imitation; and an understanding of photography beyond craft. Images are published as portfolios of art or to illustrate the creative concepts expressed in the articles.