Alexander Coggin has an utterly unique way of looking at the world. Now based in London after several years in Berlin, the American is happiest wandering the streets with his camera, feeding his visual curiosity and capturing scenes and subtexts he happens across.
With an extraordinary eye for the unusual, the unexpected and the unlikely, he captures fantastic combinations of colour and texture. The subjects change according to what he finds, but he conjures weird and wonderful compositions from even the most everyday scenarios.
A trained actor, his theatrical training still influences his image-making - he is interested in backstory, body language, and the gap between perception and reality. His bold use of flash adds a magical realism to his pictures, which wouldn't look out of place on the big screen.
Many of the world's most interesting and influential publications have called on his talents, from AnOther and The New York Times to Zeit, The Gourmand and Vice. The best commissions he gets are collaborative, when editors give him the freedom to shoot in his own style. They are richly rewarded with projects like his fashion details of the Frieze art fair for AnOther, or his unique studio visit series for Spike Art Quarterly.