Alexander Sporre (NL, 1988)
The work of Alexander Sporre addresses the philosophical — and often poetic — dimensions of success and failure as well as the illusion of a knowable and rational self. After suffering an unexpected case of burnout a few years ago, he was suddenly struck with an intensified perception of personal failure. During his slow journey towards recovery, he realised that perhaps these feelings of defeat were instrumental in revealing the essentially illusory nature of the self.
Ever since his recovery he has been documenting his direct surroundings in an effort to see beyond the veil of our perceived reality. In his work this is expressed in imagery of an imperfect and lyrical nature. Sporre explores the boundaries of the medium through experimentation with (un)conventional development processes. Combining both digital and analog techniques, he seeks to be continuously surprised by the beauty of imperfection.
Sporre is a 2017 graduate of the Photoacademy Amsterdam.