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Meet Alexandra Cooper of Alexandra Cooper Photography in Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexandra Cooper.

Alexandra, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I got into photography because my mom was making a documentary on war photographer, Eddie Adams. I would study his work and was captivated by the power his images held. We see hundreds of images a day and it is hard for one to make us stop and absorb it for more than a few seconds. Adams had this ability to make you glued to his photos. I liked this challenge and decided to pick up a camera and try out photography. I haven’t put down the camera since. I ended up going to the Art Institute and Art Center to study photography. I am still trying to find my voice in the photo world. Learning how to set yourself apart and make imagery that stands out isn’t as easy as Adams made it look, but I enjoy working every day to getting a bit closer.

Has it been a smooth road?
Photography hasn’t been a smooth road at all. You figure if you go to school and get a degree you will be an expert in something, but I was disappointed to find out that isn’t the case. I constantly attend workshops, watch videos and read articles to keep up in my field. I want my work to constantly evolve so I feel I can never relax. In a way I enjoy that aspect because it never gets boring, you’re always discovering new techniques, lighting styles, lenses and it keeps things exciting.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Alexandra Cooper Photography – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I do many different genres of photography but right now I am rebranding my wedding site and am focused on that. I am just about to switch over to using only film photography for my weddings, so I I have a few styled shoots planned to get that started. I love the tones in film photography and how consistent it is.

I have been published in National Geographic, Italian Vogue, Babiekins Mag, and Mini Maven.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love Los Angeles because in every corner there is something happening. I have lived here my whole life and still find places and areas I have never been to.

The thing I don’t like about la is that I struggle to make good quality friends here. I find that good relationship with people are hard to come by. People seem to be so focused on themselves and are very judgmental. Whenever I travel outside of LA I meet people who make me feel. They have depth and no judgmental bone in them. They are open and loving and I feel we don’t get that enough here, unfortunately.

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