With no formal training, Jeff Alexander began his pursuit of photography as a pastime in 1985 after receiving a Pentax K1000 as a high school graduation gift.
A native of New England, Alexander attended New York University and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He moved to Philadelphia in 2000 after living in Seattle during the Nineties.
In addition to making images of his every day surroundings, Alexander has photographed his travels in the States, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cambodia, Thailand and throughout Europe, including a five-month solo bicycle tour of France in the late Eighties.
A public relations executive with experience on both coasts, Alexander took a hiatus from the professional world in 1999 to focus on family, travel and photography. He purchased his first medium format camera, lived in a lakeside cabin in Connecticut and set off for Paris and Cuba where he created a series of intimate and unguarded portraits of the people he met.
Alexander’s color and black and white photographs are made using various formats including 35 mm, digital SLR, medium format and plastic toy camera.
One of Alexander’s Havana photographs was featured in the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image’s PHOTO IMAGE ’06, a juried exhibition at Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia. He has also participated in showings at various locations in Philadelphia including Khmer Art Gallery and Silicon Gallery Fine Art and Prints.
He resides in Philadelphia with his wife Sandy.