Photographers I Love: Alex Soth

The best work from Alex Soth (rhymes with “Both”) is his work Sleeping along the Mississippi. I love the way he spans the range of ordinary characters yet executes them in such a way as to unlock the extraordinary. There’s definitely a bit of Diane Arbus in his influence I’d say. She looked at those people on the extremities of society; not necessarily the stereotypical types like the abnormally tall or short, but where there was a psychological fusion between personality and society. Alec Soth also is able to capture that energy in his portraits. This shot of Bonnie seems to capture that awkwardness of what she is trying to show in her picture, against her perception of what people may think of her through the lens.

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