Exhibitor listing
N/A -  Alejandro Andres
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Alejandro Andres
Stand n°  Room 116

E-mail address : alejandroandresphotography@gmail.com
 

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  • Alejandro Andres

    Alejandro Andres

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    Biography : “Seeing everything leaves me exhausted, but exhilarated at the same time”. Alejandro Andres is a Miami Beach native for whom photography is much more than a vocation. Like an epiphany, he's compelled to take photos when the light calls to him. Alejandro has a particularly unique perspective from growing up on South Beach and living through its metamorphosis. In the 70s and 80s, South Beach was not all glitz and glamour, as it’s known for today. It was an obscure and gritty paradise. It was dangerous - and it was his home. Alejandro lived in a small hotel where his mom did the housekeeping. With the sand and waves as backdrop, he found solace in surfing and a motley crew of surfers, fishermen, and misfits who became lifelong friends. Together, this community of locals endured the often-harsh realities of their urban beach - until the wolves took over, and the brief utopia was gone. You can see and feel this influence in his subject matter and in the moments his work captures – the legends and ghosts of a place that no longer exists. As a kid, Alejandro remembers playing with Mom's Yashica camera as early as age 5. His first professional photo was of a friend surfing on Thanksgiving Day in 1988, which was published in East Coast Surfer magazine. He took the image with a borrowed film camera that he begged a friend to let him use. Alejandro began a lifeguarding career in 2006, where he has mentored teens; serving as the role model he didn't have growing up. Along the way, he rediscovered his passion for photography. It was Karen Kuehn, a photographer he admires, who told him, "not just take pretty photos, but to capture his daily vision, and one day find a project that has meaning." A true student of the craft, Alejandro heeded that advice to discover who he is as an artist. To him, photography is about being present and capturing the precise moment when emotion and backdrop collide to form something unique and special. Exhibition : "Life's a Beach" is an exhibition that captures the narratives of Miami Beach through a voyeuristic lens. With an eye for authenticity and soul, Alejandro has documented many of the changes to Miami since 2016, which will be showcased in future exhibits. His current focus is a new project called “Back of the House” with hospitality entrepreneur Gabe Orta, co-founder of Bar Lab and several award winning bars in multiple cities. Alejandro and Orta, who both started working in back of the house jobs, aim to document and share the stories of typically overlooked hospitality employees.

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