Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Alex Telfer - Moving Images and Travellers

Known primarily for his powerful, realistic and emotive imagery, Newcastle-based Alex Telfer is a also claiming his ground as an accomplished director. In between his photography shoots, Alex has directed a number exceptional TV spots for clients such as the British Government Department of Health, Guinness, Quantum Claims and Visit England. 
Alex Telfer's personal project "Travellers" was also recently featured in the Sunday Times Spectrum magazine, exhibiting striking portraits of a North Country travellers' community. After a chance meeting with Terry Coulson, aged 78, at the Appleby Horse Fair in Cumbria, Alex Telfer began to photograph this patriarch traveller and his community in Craghead, County Durham. Alex decided to go a little deeper and try to be allowed into a travellers life, not an easy feat as gypsies are very guarded to say the least.

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