Photographer Alex Webb is able to create a full story within one photograph. His work heavily features natural colour and light. ‘The Suffering of Light’ is one of our favourite collections charting his career where strong imagery and clever compositions flood our senses.
Known as the pioneer of colour photography in the seventies, his work blends photography, photojournalism and fine art to capture life in cities from Brazil to New York. Webb’s work is interlaced with mystery, emotion, darkness, and hope.
The composition of his photographs are complex and richly layered. Often packed with punctuation in the form of multiple people fitting the frame in different corners and levels. Webb is very precise with how he places his subjects in the edges of his frame rather than the centre. He rarely leaves any empty space and yet his images do not feel overcrowded but more curated snapshots of real life.