B.1974 Alexander Housalas graduated Architecture from the University of Bath with Honours before returning to Sydney in 2000 to pursue a career in photography and Advertising. After shooting several large-scale fashion editorial and advertising campaigns, PaperPlanes.Agency emerged, confirmation of his passion for combining media and diversifying across a range of documentary style projects.

Drawing influence from the noir style of filmmaking, Alexanders evocative works always aim to tell a story and to communicate a mood or emotion. Via his somewhat darker and rawer aesthetic, Alexander plays with key noir cinematographic elements of contrast and intense lighting techniques. Throughout each piece of work, the viewer understands that no movement, no line of dialogue, no shadow is there without purpose – each aims to elicit a conversation and meaning for the audience.

In 2019 Alexander will hold his first Solo Exhibition from a 5-year photographic project entitled ‘Coast Dwellers’. The series was hand-picked by the Hazelhurst Arts Centre’s Exhibitions Committee from over 30 exhibition proposals and will run exclusively for 2 weeks in May 2016.

Education

1995-2001 Bachelor of Science - Architecture
University of Bath, United Kingdom

Awards

2019 / Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize / Semi-Finalist / The Bondi
2019 / Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize / Semi-Finalist / Saver of Life
2018 / Australian Photography Awards / 4 x Honourable Mention / Coast Dwellers / Documentary
2018 / Australian Photography Awards / 1 x Honourable Mention / Ice Screamery / Documentary

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Coast Dwellers, Hazelhurst Gallery,Sydney

Publications

2019 Coast Dwellers - May 2019