About Alex Weltlinger
I'm a Sydney based photographer and filmmaker. Commercially, I shoot advertising and portraiture, and direct music videos, commercials and corporate content. However, I have also had 3 solo shows and been in a number of group shows with my personal photography work. I have been a finalist in the Manning Art Prize multiple times, a finalist in the National Portrait Photography Prize and have a couple of ARIA nominations as well.
As a commercial photographer and director/producer, my clients have included the likes of Jagermeister, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Universal, Chobani, BT, Raine & Horne National, Princess Cruises, Accor Hotels, Elefant Traks, the Australian Banking Association, EMI and Qantas amongst many others.
Self taught as a photographer, my art images have grown out of a relentless desire to make stories in single images. Often fantastical, I've tried to make my images appear painterly and stretch reality where I can, without being trite. If there's one theme I'm interested in above all, it would be perception, both by ourselves and others.
I live in Sydney's inner west with my partner, our two kids and a small, insane kitten.
**PLEASE NOTE** Larger size prints are available on request for all images in very limited editions. Please contact support to discuss details.
2009 Solo show - Loungin’ – The Lounge in Surry Hills
2010 it Collective group show – Absolute Stairwell Gallery
2011 Manning Art Prize Exhibition – Manning Regional Gallery
2011 End of year group show – Frances Keevil Gallery
2012 Solo show – The Clash! – Frances Keevil Gallery
2013 Solo show – The Clash! and Loungin’ - Manning Regional Gallery
2013 Manning Art Prize Exhibition – Manning Regional Gallery
2014 National Portrait Photography Prize – National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
2015 Manning Art Prize Exhibition – Manning Regional Gallery
2017 Manning Art Prize Exhibition - Manning Regional Gallery
Where to start? I grew up on a diet of Monty Python, Tolkien, Jim Henson's work and Douglas Adams. Those are my biggest influences.
I love drawn art, Shaun Tan is a particular favourite.
I love Dali and Escher - artists who played with what we conceive and can perceive.
I could list about 50 photographers who are big influences on me, but that would be tiresome. So, in brief and no particular order: Richard Tuschman, Annie Leibovitz, Gregory Crewdson, Bill Henson & Trent Parke