Alexander Coggin’s photography work is playful and theatrical. His personal projects celebrate awkward moments, happy accidents and everyday absurdity. What unifies all his work is a striking use of colour.
Most of his best images are happenstance, he tells us, and his distinct colour palette is a result of selection observation. “When I am in the outside world with my camera a lot of what catches my eye is coincidental colour, unexpected things that match, unexpected tones that go together,” he says. “Even when I am shooting people [I notice if] there’s a certain something going on where their clothing interacts with their environment. I think that’s really important to me.”