About Alex Frayne

Alex Frayne has been involved in film and images from his earliest school days. Beginning with an 8mm camera in hand he has continued his love affair with the medium through school and then at Flinders University (BA). He has made short films a feature film (MODERN LOVE) and more recently his stills photography work has earned acclaim, most notably the ADELAIDE NOIR SERIES. Images from this body of work are held in collections in Australia and overseas. He lives in Adelaide and is represented in America by Michael Ash Partners New York.

He shoots mainly analogue film formats, including 6x6cm, 6x9cm and 6x7cm 120 fiilm.

Simon Caterson, for The Australian Newspaper writes: "Frayne's eerily still urban landscapes have been likened in their classical framing and pervasive sense of strangeness in the familiar, to the work of Stanley Kubrick and Jeffrey Smart..." (October 2017)

He has recently had 2 books published by Wakefield Press.

-Adelaide Noir, 86p, 2015
-Theatre of Life, Portraits - 80p, 2017

A third and final book for Wakefield Press, LANDSCAPES, is due for release mid 2018.

***4 APRIL - FINALIST IN HEAD ON PORTRAIT PRIZE - judged May 2018

***22/ MAY - FINALIST IN THE FLEURIEU ART PRIZE (20k) - judged July 2018

Education

Flinders Uni, BA

Exhibitions

Holdfast Bay, BEACH REPUBLIC, 2018
Sugar Bar, 2017
Just Add Water, Goolwa, 2015
Worth Gallery, 2014
Gold Coast Art Centre, Schubert Award Finalist 2015
National Photographic Portrait Prize Finalist Tour, 2018, 2013

Press

***finalist - 2018 Head on Photographic Prize - May 2018
***finalist - 2018 Fleurieu Art Prize - June 2018

ADELAIDE REVIEW COVER STORY MID 2017 - http://adelaidereview.com.au/arts/visual-arts/alex-fraynes-theatre-life/
THE GUARDIAN - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/feb/27/adelaide-noir-the-secret-side-of-a-festival-city-in-pictures
THE AUSTRALIAN - https://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/vivid-characters-take-centrestage-in-alex-fraynes-theatre-of-life/news-story/6a5efe116cccfb8e2ef6bb5162c50e72

Influences

David Lynch, Kubrick, Allan Holdsworth, Miles Davis, Jeffrey Smart, Russell Drysdale