Alexander Sporre
 

Photographer, THE Netherlands

Alexander Sporre

In my photography I operate on the border of fiction and non-fiction as that is where I consider myself to be. A place where emotions and fragments of life collide into something almost tangible – but otherworldly. I consider my photos merely a byproduct of my search for reality. I find it often hard to connect words or themes to my photography in general, as it’s in the photos where words are made redundant.
 
 
 
 

Bio


Upon finishing his MSc in Business Administration at the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, NL) Alexander worked at a Swiss multinational for a number of years. Feeling unsatisified and "burn-out" during his time there, Alexander decided it was time to pursue his true passion, photography. He began by undertaking studies in Art Photography at the Fotoacademie (Amsterdam, NL) during September of 2015, and finally graduating in May 2017. 

During the "burnout" period, Alexander was struck with a perception of personal failure as compared to his direct surroundings. Along the way he realized that perhaps these feelings of failure were instrumental in revealing the essentially illusory nature of the self. Ever since that moment his interest in philosophy and spirituality has continued to evolve, with Alexander documenting people and every-day objects, in his direct surroundings, trying to see beyond the veil of our perceived reality.

In his photography, Alexander captures poetic imagery, of an imperfect and abstract nature. In developing his film or digital imagery he likes to explore the horizon of the development processes to be continuously surprised by the beauty of imperfection.

 
 
 
 

Upcoming Expositions


2018 Haute Photographie - Stockholm

12 - 15 April 2018 - Presented as New Dutch Talent
 

2018 Solo exhibition - tokyo, aoyama

6th May 2018
Commune2nd, Midori Gallery
Rustle of the Morning Stars. Click here for more info.

 

Previous Expositions


2018 Haute Photographie - Rotterdam

8 - 11 February 2018 - Presented as New Dutch Talent

 

2017 Exposition at “Atelier”

The Playing Circle by Heuv ArT
 

2017 Exposition REVEAL Graduation Exhibition Photoacademy

Loods 6
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2016 Exposition New Dutch Talent 2017

5&33 Gallery in The Art'otel Amsterdam
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2016 International Art Fair

The Laurenskerk Amsterdam
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2016 Street Photography exposition

Hutspot Amsterdam
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Publications


2018 “De andere werkelijkheid van het alledaagse” PF magazine

Na tweeënhalf jaar en de zoveelste dag op kantoor vroeg Sporre zich af wat hij nu eigenlijk de hele dag deed. “Ik werd als het ware van binnenuit opgegeten door het ontbreken van een gevoel van zingeving. Tot het niet meer ging: ik kreeg een burn-out.” Het genezingsproces duurde enige tijd. De weg omhoog werd onder andere ingezet door straatfotografie. Door Elsje van Ree.

2017 “Pleidooi voor bezonnener werk” de Bedachtzamen

A Certain Degree of Failure
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2017 Publication in NewDawn

Paper for upcoming talented photographers
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2017 Publication "De maakbaarheid van het leven"

in Kiekiekrant
 

 

Awards


2017 HAUTE PHOTOGRAPHIE 2018

Awarded as 1 out of 6 Talents
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2017 NEW DUTCH TALENT

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Education


2015 - 2017 - Art Photography

Specialization in Documentary and Portrait Photography

2007 - 2013 - Business Administration

BSc & MSc at de Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam

 

Commissionary clients


IWC Schaffhausen, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, HBMEO, Spice PR, U-PR, Hanro, BVLGARI, Amstel Hotel, Conservatorium Hotel, , DSquared2, SAP, Ron Blaauw, Hilton Hotel, Baume & Mercier, Jaeger-LeCoultre and International Weddings. 

For an impression of my commercial portfolio please click here.