Artist: Alex Boyd
lex Boyd by Phil Mack (2008)
“Stunning, and very compelling”
– Harry Benson (on Sonnets from Scotland)
“Alex Boyd – talented, modest, and young enough to fully realize his potential”
– John Foxx
“His landscapes are vast, beautiful and thought provoking – they reveal a photographer of great talent”
– Mike Garson (composer)
Alex Boyd (born July 15, 1984 in Celle) is a German-Scottish photographer based in Irvine on the West Coast of Scotland, and educated at the University of Glasgow.
His photographic interests are wide ranging, however landscape work and conceptual photography can be considered his main photographic concerns, as is evident from his most recent touring exhibitions ‘Tide Reflects Sky’ and ‘Into Silence’ which toured Scotland and America briefly in 2006.
For his music photography, he has received praise from the editor of Kerrang Magazine, been shortlisted for a BBC award, and worked with bands such as The Dresden Dolls, Billy Corgan, Fields and the celebrated pianist and David Bowie collaborator Mike Garson. His photography has also featured as album artwork for several Garson releases, as well as promotional work. In 2006 an installation comprised of several large-scale prints joined the Boston Band ‘The Dresden Dolls’ on their UK tour, drawing praise from Austrian-Irish artist Gottfried Helnwein.
His most recent work has shown an interest in themes of identity and nationalism. This is apparent in the project “Die Hasenjagd” a short film released in 2007, which was shown in London, Berlin and in LA, featuring a soundtrack by Garson, and Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins.
In 2008 Boyd has been working on the exhibition series “Sonnets from Scotland” an exploration of Scottish landscapes and their depiction. The work will be shown across Europe, with plans to show the images as 84 metre high projections on the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest, Europe’s largest building as part of the Urban Art Festival in September 2008. In 2009 “Sonnets from Scotland” will be shown alongside works by Bil