Alexander Missen

Alexander Missen (b.1988) is a British photographer who lives and works in London. He received his First Class Honours degree in photography from Middlesex University in 2012 and is currently pursuing his Masters, also at Middlesex. Today we share his series, Q&A.

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In Q&A, my aim is to ask questions about the nature of myth by presenting the symbols and tropes of American culture: mountain ranges, flags, cars. This aims to promote a feeling of uncanny familiarity for the viewer; often for a place they have never been.

“All events are nowadays aimed at the television screen, the cinema screen, the photograph, in order to be translated into a state of things. In this way, however, every action simultaneously loses its historical character and turns into a magic ritual and an endlessly repeatable movement.” – Vilem Flusser, Towards a Philosophy of Photography.

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To view more of Alexander’s work please visit his website.


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