Alexander Lindsay: ‘Microcosms in Scale’ Portraits of South America
/ Alexander Lindsay: ‘Microcosms in Scale’ Portraits of South America
2 May – Works can be viewed and reserved online 8 May, 6:30pm – Studio Story: Online talk with Alexander LindsayBookings 9 May – Online exhibition opens for purchases Priority goes to those who have registered ahead of time.
As a prelude to his solo show in the Long Gallery this September, we present an online exhibition by photographer Alexander Lindsay. We are delighted to include Alexander as one of Messums Wiltshire’s represented artists.
The online exhibition of photography by Alexander Lindsay documents his 8 month journey around South America, from Bolivia to Tierra del Fuego and around Cape Horn. Alexander’s aim is to transport his audience to experience the landscape and be moved by it, in the same way that he was at the time of being there. To achieve this Alexander uses up to 80 photographs of a scene which are digitally stitched together to create large-scale, sometimes panoramic, images with a scale and depth of field that is incredibly rich and sharp. The resolution and detail are completely immersive and almost super-real.
Alexander Lindsay creates photographic landscapes of extraordinary beauty. For the past forty years, Lindsay has brought his cameras to the most extreme situations and environments on the planet. From his earliest experiences with the Maasai tribe, a five year spell in Afghanistan during Soviet occupation and his expeditions to photograph and film the wreck of the Titanic 4km beneath the oceans waves, Lindsay has always sought to immerse himself in situations where, as he explains, ‘the imagination is rendered unnecessary’.
Having recently photographed in Namibia, Lesotho and South Africa, Lindsay’s lifelong project is to continually further our appreciation and comprehension of what is possible in photographic landscape art. His work has been exhibited internationally, including France, London, USA and South Africa. His prints are included in major private and corporate collections in the US, UK and Europe.
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