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Alexi Hobbs

"I have for some time been rapt at Alexi’s (for want of a better word) allegorical ability with a camera. I think that at their best his photographs are deceptively simple, and often rich in deeply ambiguous psychological cargo. There’s often a hauntingly beautiful element to much of his work, a sense that we have arrived barely moments after an accident or before some slow-burning calamity. He sees intriguing and often hypnotic beauty at all angles and seemingly at every conceivable moment of the day, finds connecting tissue in that most evasive of qualities, mood, and makes ordinary things slippery enough to awaken a nagging curiosity in them."

— Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa 




Alexi Hobbs is a freelance photographer living and working in Montreal. His work, diaristic in nature, revolves around the exploration of ambiguously implied narratives emerging from the juxtaposition of images, where tension rises from the layering of possible meanings. It has been exhibited in Canada, the USA and in Russia. In 2012, and again in 2013, Alexi was selected as a winner in the Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward competition for emerging photographers. Alexi Hobbs also regularly shoots editorial work for publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Monocle and enRoute, among many others. In 2015, Hobbs launched his advertising career by photographing a national campaign for McDonald's Canada.




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