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A New York Moment: Alex Morel

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Alex Morel shoots intimate portraits of his friends and family. He says the key is the right distance: like all relationships, sometimes it's better to be close, sometimes...better to stand back.

Alex Morel often uses his own apartment in Forest Hills, Queens as a studio to photograph his friends and family. In this image: he captures the tangled feet of his brother and his brother's girlfriend.

He says most of his work is about relationships and intimacy. His advice to photographers: "Become aware of your distance, physical as well as emotional or psychological. Don't be afraid to get close, and reveal details, or learn about your subject. And sometimes it is better to step back, to see more, to understand better, and to get closer to the person or situation."

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Comments [3]

Adriana Alicia Badía

me encantan las fotos, Alex!
muchas felicidades, estan geniales

Apr. 26 2010 12:01 PM
Josh from Philadelphia

Wonderful images. Alex is one of the most talented and insightful photographers I've ever met.

Jan. 14 2010 03:12 PM
Rocio Rosado from Miami FL

I liked the explanation of the artist of how he get inspired, I liked very much his tips about the distance and its effects but what absolutely fascinated me were the pictures and how you can observe them for a long time and the warm and homey feelings you get through them.

Jan. 13 2010 08:32 PM

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