About Alex Gordon
Thank you for visiting my page. I set out to showcase some of my latest work. When I started out in photography, I began by taking long exposures at night near my childhood home in Long Island. To get the stars in my images it required going to far off locations, away from other people and as far away from big towns and the city as I could get. Gradually, over time I began adding people as an element in my photos. Steadily this brought me closer and closer to the city. Transitioning from the remoteness of nature to the streets of New York City. This has brought about a change in the idea of what I want to accomplish. This endeavor started as a way to show myself and others that the world is a beautiful and strange place, more than capable of creating wonder. As I've grown as a photographer, this statement has turned into more of a philosophical line of questioning. How do we relate to nature? Are we actually separate from nature?
As I write this, it reminds me of a quote by Goethe I saw in the subway, "The unnatural, that too is natural."
I hope that when you see my work today, that you see more than just a few still images on a screen, and that it makes you think.