american art photographer and filmmaker, alex prager lives and works in los angeles. her photographs used staged sets and models to create ‘film-like’ images. the subject of her works, exaggerated and costumed, sometimes ‘hyper-real’ speak to the ambiguity of seduction and spectacle.
after viewing an exhibition by william eggleston at the getty museum in 2000 she was inspired by his ability to take what looked like a mundane, 2 dimensional snapshot and make it feel completely alive and unique. with no formal training she began to take shots with a secondhand SLR and by 2005 was exhibiting and making short films.