ALEXANDER, Jesse

Creator

ALEXANDER, JESSE
B. United States, 1929
Famed photographer Jesse Alexander was born in Santa Barbara, California in 1929 where he continues to reside. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara in 1953 with a degree in Political Science, he has earned worldwide recognition for his motorsport and nature photographs. Alexander’s photographs are known for capturing movement with utmost precision. He uses silver gelatin for photographing movement and presenting a nostalgic tone through the image. His image of Phil Hill racing in the Grand Prix in Germany is able to capture the car and driver still with a blurred crowd cheering in the background. His photographs of nature are similar in that he creates a world of still birds mid-flight in sunny Southern Californian skies. Whether the images were of Grands Prix or the waves along Santa Barbara’s coast, he photographs the movement of any subject with a blurry background and freeze action as it develops.

Citation

ALEXANDER, JESSE, B. United States, 1929, and Famed photographer Jesse Alexander was born in Santa Barbara, California in 1929 where he continues to reside. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara in 1953 with a degree in Political Science, he has earned worldwide recognition for his motorsport and nature photographs. Alexander’s photographs are known for capturing movement with utmost precision. He uses silver gelatin for photographing movement and presenting a nostalgic tone through the image. His image of Phil Hill racing in the Grand Prix in Germany is able to capture the car and driver still with a blurred crowd cheering in the background. His photographs of nature are similar in that he creates a world of still birds mid-flight in sunny Southern Californian skies. Whether the images were of Grands Prix or the waves along Santa Barbara’s coast, he photographs the movement of any subject with a blurry background and freeze action as it develops., “ALEXANDER, Jesse,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4667.