Axel Hesslenberg photography

I am a Sussex based photographer and graduate of Brighton University

After working for many years in the corporate world, I followed my heart to capture the traces of life and time through my lens.

Since graduating in 2010, I have exhibited and self-published a number of projects, including 'Life is a Vineyard', a photographic essay about Breaky Bottom Vineyard near Rodmell and 'Limited Access', a collection of portraits that disrupt the normal process of looking and identification. Current activities and ideas are studio as well externally based. These include a street photography series with a focus on people in their urban environment and experimenting with found and collected objects in my studio. A key assignment is the documentation of the Charleston Centenary Project, photographing the restauration of an ancient barn and the construction of a new gallery and other facilities. I have provided the Charleston Trust with pictures since 2008, in particular covering their unique literary festivals.

I undertake private and commercial commissions, including portraiture, photographs of artworks and documentary and promotional features. Please get in touch if you like what you see. My fine-art prints are affordable and prices vary depending on size and finish. I'm a member of the Blue Monkey artist network and the Devonshire Collective.

Walker Evans once referred to photographers as "joyous sensualist". I would say, that pretty much describes my pleasure of making pictures.

Phone: + 44 (0)7894 218286