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Alex Fernandes



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SHOWS WITH ART ALIVE GALLERY
Retrieval Systems
 26th November 2009 - 2nd December 2009
 Art Alive Gallery
S - 221, Panchsheel Park
New Delhi - 110017



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Biography

ALEX FERNANDES (born 1963), who began his career as a photographer in Bombay, describes himself as a “product of the advertising and fashion industry”. His first job as a commercial photographer took him to West Asia, where he worked with the Boushari Color Film Company, which owned several of the best studios in Kuwait (1987-1990). After the First Gulf War, Fernandes joined the Kodak distributor, Ashraf’s, in Kuwait (1992-2001).

 

Fernandes’ job allowed him to travel to other West Asian countries and to Basel, Switzerland. He attended lighting and technical workshops with Hasselblad, Nikon, and Sinar Bron AG, manufacturers of the ‘Broncolor’ lighting systems. As a consultant, offering equipment and solutions to colleagues, Fernandes interacted came into contact with a wide array of photographers, styles and studio conditions.

 

Fernandes founded Portrait Atelier in Goa in 2004. He has held three solo exhibitions: ‘Portraits’ (Fontainhas Arts Festival, Panjim, 2005), ‘Goan Musicians’ (Fontainhas Arts Festival, Panjim, 2006), and ‘Tiatristes’ (Literati Bookshop, Calangute, January 2008). He is currently working on a series of portraits of people associated with the ‘counterculture’ of coastal North Goa, especially musicians who have played a role in the ‘beach party’ and ‘Goa trance music’ scenes that have evolved there.



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