Alexander Barrymore is a versatile photographer with 15 years professional experience in the industry. He studied photography in Geneva, and graduated to working as a press photographer for Reuters International News Agency with the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. During this period, he traveled the world which brought him to work for Doctors Without Borders and later exhibit his work on children at the UN. Additionally, he presented a series of portraits for Belle Idée mental health hospital in Geneva, which was later on exhibition in Paris.
Alex moved to New York City in 2005 to work freelance as assistant to high end photographers like Michel Comte. He continued to work internationally in Geneva and Paris, under photographer Adam Savitch, for brands like Piaget and Chanel. Alex opened his own studio in Brooklyn where he eventually began to work in fashion, shooting for both celebrity clientele and fashion designer Joseph Abboud.
In 2012, he was hired by the W Diamond Group as lead photographer for brands like Hickey Freeman and Hart Schaffner Marx. He then got a full time position as a fashion photographer for RR Donnelley. Alex continues to develop his art in every aspect of the industry. Fluent in both English and French, and with expertise in all areas of digital and traditional film development, his reach is unlimited.
I love how versatile my job can be. I really enjoy collaborating with a team of stylists, models and set designers to produce high end images in studio but I enjoy as well being by myself searching for the perfect light on a still life set.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done photoshoots with old film cameras and I really enjoyed the special feelings old lens and polaroid film produces as result. When I was in NY I got hired to photograph a 1920 birthday theme with music celebrities attending. All the guest where giving a copy of the polaroid framed.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Leica award - 2007
A fun fact about this photographer
I am a passionate about food and cooking and if one day we''ll share a table, I promise you'll have the best "coq au vin" ever.