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MAXIME ALEXANDRE

SOLITUDE, 2024 

SOLITUDE

PAZIENZA, 2024 

PATIENCE

PAZIENZA 2024
PAZIENZA 2024
PAZIENZA 2024
PAZIENZA 2024

TEMPO, 2023

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EXHIBITION

TEMPO EXHIBITION

Palazzo Palumbo Fossati, S. Marco, 2597, 30124 Venezia, Italy 19 - 22  January 2023, from 10.00 am to  7.00 Pm; vernissage  January 19th at 6.00 pm ​   Maxime Alexandre presents his first photographic exhibition, "Tempo," dedicated to the solitude and essentiality of artists compared to elements of the Venetian lagoon. The fog erases the horizon line between sky and water, creating a uniformity from which isolated details emerge. Bricole, paline, or lighthouses, in their individuality, are essential for those who sail, showing the way or providing handholds in the event of drifting. The same function is performed by artists, solitary in their creative universe and essential to memory and our history. "Cinema is a team effort, an ensemble of artists following the direction of the director, like an orchestra with its conductor, and it is to them that I dedicate this exhibition, an interpretation of each of them, solitary in their art but essential to the work, to history, to memory." ​Maxime Alexandre wished to emphasize the reference to painting, which he has always used as a reference in his cinematographic work as director of photography, by choosing a print that brought the photographs closer to watercolors, in which sky and water blend together, enhancing the individual elements depicted. Accompanying some of the pictures are the voices of artists and creatives who have been part of Alexandre's artistic journey, including painter Marjane Satrapi, film director Alexandre Aja and architect Filippo Caprioglio. Together with the photo exhibition, Alexandre also presents an art film in which he asks his interlocutors, artists, and creatives to share their vision of time and the moment in which an idea comes to life.

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MAXIME ALEXANDRE - TEMPO, 2023 - 52 PAGES

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BIO

MAXIME ALEXANDRE - BIOGRAPHY

Maxime Alexandre was born in Renaix, Belgium, 1971. At five years old, he moved to Rome, Italy, with his mother, sisters, and brother. His stepfather, Inigo Lezzi (during that period A.D. for Marco Bellocchio, Gianni Amelio, and Nanni Moretti), let Maxime discover the Italian cinema sets one by one. Maxime soon worked as a young actor in several movies, including "Une Page d'Amour" directed by Elie Chouraqui, with Anouk Aimée and Bruno Cremer and Nanni Moretti's "Bianca" in 1984. A few years later, Maxime discovered his Photography passion on a set of a short-movie directed by his stepfather. In the late 1980s, Maxime moved with his family to Paris, where he began his career in the camera department working in commercials, learning from great Cinematographers like Darius Kondji, J.Y. Escoffier, P. Lhomme, Vilko Filak, and Italian cinematographers including Tonino Delli Colli and Franco Di Giacomo. His earliest work as a Director of Photography was shooting the second unit of a commercial for Michel Gondry. In 2001, Maxime met Alexandre Aja and Gregory Levasseur, working in the second unit for Aja's father, Alexandre Arkadi, on the movie "Break of Dawn" written by Aja and Levasseur. The three collaborated on Aja's directorial debut, "High Tension," two years later. The movie was internationally recognized as the beginning of the French New Wave of horror in the 2000s and was picked up for distribution by Lions Gate Films. Maxime, Alexandre, and Gregory collaborated again on the remake of "The Hills Have Eyes" and "Mirrors." During the making of Hills Have Eyes, Maxime met Wes Craved, with whom he worked on "Paris, Je T'aime," an anthology film that grouped works from Alexander Payne, The Coen Brothers, Vincenzo Natali, and others, and the film was selected to screen at Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, the second time for Maxime after "Marock," a movie directed by Laila Marrakchi in 2005. In 2006, Maxime was recognized by Variety as one of its Ten Cinematographers to Watch. Several other films have followed, including P2, directed by Franck Khalfoun; The Crazies, by Breck Eisner; The Voices, directed by Marjane Satrapi; The Crawl, by Alexandre Aja; Shazam, by David F. Sandberg and soon-to-be-release Never let go by Alexandre Aja and Paris Paradis by Marjane Satrapi.

SELF-PORTRAIT COMPOSITION STUDY

SELF-PORTRAIT STUDY
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SELF-PORTRAIT  STUDY 2

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