The ever constant battle that photography has with objectivity and subjectivity is something we all face. For Spanish photographer Alex Burt and his project 348.3, which is his objective look at the city of Valencia, this idea is not unknown. As a photographer chasing the idea of objectivity in photography it is it far easier to convey a sense of objectivity when the images are void of people.
People are not static and they convey emotion but places and objects do not express this as such. Alex has chosen to let the city express itself through his photographs. The city could easily be any Spanish city from any recent decade, there are no real defining characteristics that scream ‘today’.
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Trying not to focus on the city’s beauty not its ugliness, Alex shows us simply what is. We are able to delve deeper into his work and look for the clues that suggest the life that the city’s inhabitants live.
Alex lives and works in Valencia, where he studied Fine Art Photography. Working in a rage of mediums and across a range of subjects. Alex’s interest in photography is to communicate, to communicate his ideas, to express himself and the way he sees the world around him. Photography to Alex is about conveying ideas about the banal aspects of life that society would otherwise overlook.