Alex Cassels | ArtGallery.co.uk
Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society
Higher National Diploma in Film, Photography & TV at Plymouth College of Art
First signs of an artistic calling appeared during family holidays on the North Norfolk coast in the 1970’s. This took off photographically after a summer holiday to the Costa Brava when I sold my first picture of the little fishing port of Port de la Selva to Catalan Villas. In the mid 1980’s I went on to study Photography, Film & Television at Plymouth College of Art and Design which introduced me to the wonderful world of animation. This new direction had initially been inspired through work experience at the Walt Disney Studios in Sydney while on a round the world trip. The next 10 to 15 years were spent in various animation studios in Cardiff, Manchester and London working largely on children’s TV productions and half hour specials. To help complement my animation work between productions, I was able to continue my photography work thanks to commissions for travel brochures & hotels in Turkey & Northern Cyprus. This led to image sales to Noble Caledonia and brochure commissions with Anatolian Sky Holidays as well as for property development companies in recent years My love for the natural world and wild places has led me to visit stunning and dramatic scenery in the United States and New Zealand, these travels have fueled my passion for landscape photography. The work of Ansel Adams and his beautiful black & white images of the American West and more recently Frans Lanting’s wildlife images have also been a great inspiration. More recently, following a move to France, I have broadened my field of interest to include cityscapes, street scenes and architectural imagery particularly of London and Paris.