The journey a soul must take when its body has failed.

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The other day, I went out alone and took some self-portraits. Since I've been in California, I've had less time to myself than I previously had -- not something I am complaining about at all, but there's something I miss about going out every now and then on my own and being alone with my camera. It brings back the nostalgia of when I started and opens my mind up and allows me to create without limits.

To get into the character of an exhausted man with nothing left to give, both physically and emotionally, I jogged up and down this path several times, did jumping jacks, and push ups. (Let's not talk about the looks I got from passing bikers). I think it is important to submerge yourself into the character when acting as the subject of the photo.

Also, I am honored to be a part of the incredible [FRAMED] series this season. I traveled out to their studio in Idaho this past May to film with the crew (who were absolutely awesome and so welcoming). My episode went up today, and you can view it by clicking the following link:

[FRAMED] episode

You must then create an account on It is super easy and takes just moments, and you'll be able to watch a video interview and photo shoot. I want to apologize in advance for how incredibly awkward and nervous I am in the interview. But whatever, yolo. ;D

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  1. Rainey Z 32 months ago | reply

    Goodness, Alex, this is STUNNING. Your expression is perfect, all those jumping jacks really paid off aha. Anyways, the tones are so lovely and ominous in this, and the location is perfect. Wonderful photo, you're such an inspiration.

  2. alexis mire 32 months ago | reply

    oh my god in the framed interview when the people are smearing mud all over you hahaha congrats on being featured, that is such an honor, I would just die. I am so proud of you :')

  3. cheryllynch. 32 months ago | reply

    loved you on framed.
    Forever being inspired by you!

  4. mdkulisch 32 months ago | reply

    Your [Framed] episode was lovely, Alex. Excellent stuff, and you well-deserve the attention you're getting. I pass you along to all my photographer friends, as well, and they agree that you're one of the best conceptual art photographers running...

  5. tyloan 32 months ago | reply

    ...not to forget the painful journey a soul might take while it remains tethered to a body!

    hey , great photo, I just don't know if this point of the journey would be the most or the least painful.

  6. D. Roy 32 months ago | reply

    wow this is great photography!

  7. michellewan 32 months ago | reply

    Your storytelling is ace :D

  8. fotografm 32 months ago | reply

    Brilliant concept and wonderfully executed. Congratulations !

  9. Anne Mortensen 32 months ago | reply

    My god, you are amazing. Such a brilliant concept.

  10. Harish damodaran 32 months ago | reply

    Hey Alex,
    loved this photo.. .more so the concept... and most of the photos that I have seen on your page... simply beautiful... Truly you have inspired me now to take up the 365 project and explore the wild things that go on in my head....

    Thank You... Keep up the good work...
    You will see more of my pictures soon ;)


  11. Aura Lion 32 months ago | reply

    Great emotion!

  12. Ruben Marcks [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

    for real!

  13. Amr at Tamimi 31 months ago | reply

    That's a whole story when I look at it

  14. Fauxaddress - Edward 31 months ago | reply

    I love the framing and the lighting in the background.

    I love the framed interview. I don't know what lens they used but you look different. A long lens? I didn't know you made pizzas! I always wanted to do that....

  15. HQheart 31 months ago | reply

    This is one of the best photos I have ever seen. It's full of emotion and I love the styling, you really created a character from a book! Fantastic

  16. Carlos Castañeda' 30 months ago | reply

    I love the location of this!

  17. jutfotos 26 months ago | reply

    Brilliant !

  18. bdira3 10 months ago | reply


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