Alex Freeman | photographer
Alex is a gentle, intuitive, and empathic individual - a calm presence.
Her strength lies in her awareness, sensitivity and interest in others - her eye for detail and her intrigue in what lies at the core of who you are and what you do.
Her aim is to capture the essence of all she shoots - People, Places & Things - with a view to celebrating individuals, organisations, and events.
Alex specialises in working with people in the social arena - in healthcare, education, and in the wider community. She brings to her photography many years' experience working in the participatory arts and voluntary sectors, with people of all ages and abilities.
She puts others at ease in front of the lens, adapts quickly to new environments, communicates effectively and works collaboratively. She invites you to look at things differently and to connect emotionally.
Alex’s approach is gentle, non-intrusive, respectful and ethical. These critical skills, along with her humility and ability to blend in, enable her to work with vulnerable individuals and marginalised groups. She is person-centred, patient-centric, client-led - intent on giving voice and visibility to those less often heard or seen.
Alex works primarily with people who are disadvantaged or disabled, living with chronic illness or rare disease - enabling people to tell their own stories. And in the absence of spoken language, her sensitivity (enhanced perception, insight and intuition) enable her to notice non-verbal cues and pick up subtle nuances.
Her photography celebrates the interaction between people - parent & child, teacher & pupil, individual & carer, or fellow among fellows - by way of a look, through touch, or the way in which they inhabit space.
Her images are not staged. They are shot primarily in natural or ambient light. They are strong in narrative and ‘speak’ volumes.
Alex Freeman | according to her clients
Every photographer has a unique selling point. Alex's is the sensitivity with which she approaches her subject, along with her ability to create an ambience which celebrates the scene before her rather than simply record it. Michael Potter
Alex, you have quite a talent! You seem to be able to capture the spirit of your connection with people, places and things. I'm no photographer, but I learnt a long time ago that to capture that connection I need to be a spiritual participant in the image that was being captured, rather than being an impassive observer. Ken Weller
To photograph every nuance of an event is an art and a skill that is rare to find. Alex has the ability to capture every detail of an event, including the spirit and the ambience. Zoe Watts
Alex is an asset - personally and professionally - to any project that requires powerful communication. Emily Grace