Alex Forsey

about alex

Alex was born in Munich in 1970. He moved to London in the 80's and began documenting things around him shortly thereafter.

has been a photographer and lighting director for more than 20 years. He specialised in lighting for stills before moving into moving image.

He started by shooting numerous fashion films and documentaries before shifting into scripted drama. Sitting Pretty (dir. Alex Osman) is the first of four shorts he completed in 2019, the other three are currently in post.

His first venture into documentaries was with Photographer/Director Ophelia Wynne with whom he shot a series of short films about the rise of skater girls for i-D magazine. This led to working in collaboration with Production Factory for clients such as New Look and Puma.
One of his latest projects was a campaign piece in the Camargue, South of France with Photographer/Director Julia Bostock for Liberty London on French cowgirls and cowboys.
Though interested in all genres and forms of filmmaking, Alex has a particular predilection for documentary film and photography, especially when delving into the themes of identity and the ego. Fascinated with how individuals present themselves to the social world that they inhabit and how this creates their own 'normality'.

' I love to look a little longer at things and this probably comes from being surrounded by unusual characters as a child. My mother and father had a lot of interesting and colourful people in their lives. I often stared a little too long and probably still do.

I'm interested in the 'Self'. What we call the Ego. I like to document, the way people present themselves to the world. The odd things that stand out.  The details we might normally miss through the dulling of familiarity.

I'm still Curious.






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