Alex is a documentary photographer and fine-art printer living in London. He is married to Sophie and has two boys; Felix,12 and Rex 10.
Alex has been a professional photographer since 1991 working first in advertising and then setting up his own print workshop in London in 2004.
In 2008, Alex and his wife, the rare book dealer Sophie Schneideman, opened an art space in Nottinghill to provide them with the opportunity to stage exhibitions of related artists and to provide their clients with a convenient central London location to view artworks.
Alex’s background in documentary photography (alexschneideman.net) is highly relevant to the way he engages with the people he makes portraits of. Consequently he is interested in capturing the spirit, life and spontaneity of his sitters in the same way he would in any other setting he found himself.
He made his first trip to Singapore to photograph families in 2010 and since then he has been returning twice a year to shoot a maximum of eight shoots a trip.
FINE ART PRINTER – STARTED ‘AS PRINTING’ 2004 – PRESENT
Opened AS PRINTING in 2004 to provide fine art silver gelatin and pigment ink printing to professional photographers, artists, galleries and museums who require personalised, expert and archival print production.
FINE ART & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER 2001 – PRESENT
Left the world of advertising photography to pursue a career in fine art and travel photography. From this point I worked on my own projects funded by my work for international architects and interior designers providing them with large and small scale artworks for public spaces and other design projects.
ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHER & ASSISTANT 1991 -2001
From 2001 I worked with many leading advertising photographers as an apprentice after which I set up my own practise working for commercial agencies such as O&M, CDP and others. Brands included Comfort, Marks and Spencer, Heinz etc.
Other Experience and Information
I have taught GCSE grade Photography and continue to give regular tuition in camera and printing technique, Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom as well as working with other professional photographers and galleries curating exhibitions and portfolios.
OPENED THE ‘SCHNEIDEMAN GALLERY’ IN LONDON 2008 – PRESENT
Since 2010 I have been a regular visitor to Singapore carrying out commissioned portraiture assignments.
I am represented and exhibited for my fine art work by the Chandler Gallery, San Francisco.
WE – CONSUME – December 2014 The Chandler Gallery, San Francisco – a joint project with engraver Gaylord Shanilec in which GS has produced engravings from my documentary series looking at consumerism.
2006 5 Gallery London – Group Show
2006 5 Gallery London – Solo Show
2007 5 Gallery London- Group Show Dec,
2008 5 Gallery London – Group Show January,
2009 The Chandler Gallery, SFO – Solo Show
2009 Aqua, Miami (The Chandler Gallery) – Group Show January,
2010 The Chandler Gallery, SFO Group Show
As well as many other group shows.
Hardlight 2012 – Golborne Press
Who We Are expected 2013 – Golborne Press
Editor of SMACK MAGAZINE – a bi-annual journal of art and human experience.
Several series published by Le Journal de Photographie including ‘Hardlight’ and ‘Skin’
I have produced fine art prints for many leading photographer, artists and galleries.
This year’s commissioned print and photography clients include: