Apart from being a dear friend, an impressive human being, and a substantial mainstay for his family: Alex Boone is (also) an outstanding photographer. His photographic work is profound, well executed, and most importantly, passionate.
It is to no surprise that his work has been highly influenced by Ansel Adams, Joe McNally, and Chase Jarvis (just to name a few). That is not to say that his work is completely driven by these photographers – he has implemented his own signature. That is, to most artists, the most important aspiration. It’s incredible to acknowledge that Alex did not acquire this signature from academia, or schools of thought; he has the drive and dedication to learn everything about photography, entirely, on his own terms. That is an entity that is seen in all of his work. He continuously has the drive to learn about new cameras, new lenses, new technology, new techniques, and new ways to mold his portraiture, landscape, and black and white photography into something that is his own. Not too many artists, or photographers for that matter, can affirm that notion with clear confidence.
Indigenous, to both upbringing and intellect, of Ottawa, Ontario – Alex, identical to his home turf, has collected a sense of conservatism to both his livelihood and his art. Alex understands and acknowledges the roots of photography and its importance in the fine arts of composition, lighting, and subject matter.
Likewise, to my own struggles, his work continually evolves and provokes the people that surround him in his day-to-day life.
- Written By Marc Lafrenière.
- Photo By David Johnson. daveyjphoto.com