Alexander Lindsay creates photographic landscapes of extraordinary beauty. For the past forty years, Lindsay has brought his cameras to the most extreme situations and environments on the planet. From his earliest experiences with the Maasai tribe, a five year spell in Afghanistan during Soviet occupation and his expeditions to photograph and film the wreck of the Titanic 4km beneath the oceans waves, Lindsay has always sought to immerse himself in situations where, as he explains, ‘the imagination is rendered unnecessary’.
Having recently photographed in Namibia, Lesotho and South Africa, Lindsay’s lifelong project is to continually further our appreciation and comprehension of what is possible in photographic landscape art. His work has been exhibited internationally, including France, London, USA and South Africa. His prints are included in major private and corporate collections in the US, UK and Europe.
Alexander Lindsay’s next exhibition, beginning on the 19th of September will focus on the majestic terrain of Southern Africa. There are rarely animals or people in these images – just the rocks and fauna of a land that is dauntingly, almost celestially, beautiful demonstrating the breadth of climates in this region. The series of 10 works vary in scale and all date from 2017 and 2018 when Lindsay was living in Cape Town, travelling to Lesotho and Namibia on month-long sojourns. One of the most arresting images is of a young shepherd boy, standing by a waterfall, the blanket he is wearing echoing in form and colour the rocks and cliffs around him. His face turned towards the camera he stands like a sentinel, as much part of the landscape as in it.