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Theatre of Life

Photographic portraits

Alex Frayne

Theatre of Life
Theatre of Life is a collection of portraits by Australian artist and photographer Alex Frayne. The images represent a diverse array of characters captured in both formal and street settings, with an emphasis on the latter. Frayne provides detailed contextual analyses for each work as he tests the limits of the popular medium of photography. The book celebrates the resurgence of the 'Zeitgeist art-form' of our smartphone obsessed era. Humans love to see photographic likenesses of each other! But people also crave permanency and a physical record. Theatre of Life is a marriage of subject and camera, of ink and paper. It is Alex Frayne's second book.

Praise for Theatre of Life:
'Frayne has the sharp-eyed empathy of the best street photographers combined with a highly developed aesthetic sensibility.' - Simon Caterson, Australian

Alex Frayne has been involved in film and images from his earliest school days. Beginning with an 8 mm camera in hand he has continued his love affair with the medium through school and then at Flinders University where he completed a Bachelor of Arts. He has made short films, a feature film (Modern Love) and more recently his still photography work has earned acclaim, most notably the Adelaide Noir series and book. Images from this body of work are held in collections in Australia and overseas. He lives in Adelaide and is represented in America by Michael Ash Partners, New York.

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Format Paperback
Size 420 x 280 mm
ISBN 9781743054949
Extent 80 pages
Price: AU$50.00 including GST
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