Alex Telfer is an international Advertising, Editorial and Fine Art photographer born and raised in the industrial North East of England. After graduating from Art School, Alex assisted in London before returning to his native North East to set up his own business in 1992.

Alex went on to cut his teeth in the competitive world of advertising photography, focusing heavily on the more creative side of things. It was his great love of photography that continued to inform the many creative collaborations that developed with the advertising agencies of Newcastle at the time. It became a great grounding in developing his photographic skills and gave him the springboard to realise his ambitions. It was at this time that Alex secured his first inclusion into the D+AD Annual.

The following years saw Alex begin to shoot for agencies in Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds and acquire representation in London, New York and Paris.

In 2009, Alex was honoured with number one status in Campaign magazine’s Top 10 Photographers. It was at this time that Alex’s skills as a Commercials Director became much sought after with films for Guinness, Visa, Baxter’s Soup and Fred Perry to name a few. Recent commissions include campaigns for Lurpak (Wieden + Kennedy), Canal+ (BETC Paris), Guinness (AMVBBDO), easyjet (VCCP), Visa (Saatchi & Saatchi), Network Rail, (M+C Saatchi), RNLI ( Leo Burnett) , Martini, Fred Perry, BBC and Nike (Wieden + Kennedy).

Editorially, Alex is commissioned by the Observer, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The New York Times.

Over his long career Alex has won many awards within the industry and in 2017 was honoured with The International Photography Awards "Photographer of The Year, one of the greatest achievements within the world of photography.