Over Alex

Alex de Kock (1951) studeerde fotografie aan de  Foto Academie in Rotterdam en bij de FotoCoaches in Den Haag. Recent is hij ook begonnen met het maken van documentaires, meer specifiek korte documentaires.

"Ik was altijd al geintereseerd in beelden, maar vond pas op latere leeftijd de ruimte om mijn werk te combineren met mijn passie voor fotografie, gedurende mijn opleiding begon ik steeds meer te ontdekken welke mogelijkheden werken achter de camera geeft."

Het estische aspect van de foto is erg belangrijk voorhem en ook de manier waarop ze tot stand zijn gekomen. "Ik zou mijn foto's impressionistisch willen omschrijven. Ik ben sterk beinvloed door de Impresionisten van de 19de eeuw."


The biggest compliment people can give is when they ask "Where did you make that painting?"



"My challenge is to create the final image in the camera, and I use different techniques which I increasingly perfect. So I don't edit photos in Photoshop."

Alex opposed to this growing stream photographers who capture alienated scenes and he finds his own way in photography. He seeks to join the French impressionists and feels akin to the Hague and Amsterdam School of the late nineteenth century.
Unlike eg. Breitner who first took photographs to make a painting, Alex wants to make his photograph to be the painting. With a particular focus on the light.

The subjects have no problem or message.


The subjects of his photography differences. The subjects have no social item or special message. Abstract images of objects to landscapes and cityscapes. Due to his recent move to Amsterdam, he has been fascinated by this city. Some of these pictures are for sale at Hip Wonen in Amsterdam and at his own photo gallery Imagine.