FILM  +  VIDEO
MOSS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY
PUBLISHING  +  DESIGN
ALEX DAVIS-LAWRENCE works in film, photography, publishing, and design. Born and raised in Seattle, he now lives in Los Angeles.

Alex is the co-founder of Moss, a literary journal of Pacific Northwest writing. Published annually in print, Moss has been praised as being “at the vanguard of Northwest literature,” and is available in independent bookstores in New York, LA, and throughout the Northwest.

As a freelancer, he has produced, shot, and edited documentary-style commercial projects for companies like Intel, Adobe, Visa, T-Mobile, Cisco, Coca Cola, Spotify, Microsoft, and Neutrogena, and for major art and non-profit organizations like the Kellogg Foundation, Storm King Art Center, and the ACLU of Washington. His work has appeared in outlets like Vogue, Billboard, Venture Beat, Forbes, and OBEY Magazine, and screened at festivals and showcases across the US.

In 2017, Alex partnered with Louis Sallerson and Sarah Snow to form Third Wheel, a development and production company with a focus on horror and thriller films.
                                                                                                                                                       

DOCUMENTARY-STYLE REEL (2017)

As a freelancer, Alex specializes in shooting, directing, producing, and editing short, documentary-style video, with an aesthetic emphasis on naturalism, intimacy, and personality. The reel above features projects for clients like HP, American Giant, Microsoft, GE, and Cisco.

'CLOSE' - MUSIC VIDEO for HELLO GOODBYE (2018 - Director of Photography)

Directed by Andrew Lee. Available to watch via Billboard.

'A-FRAME' - ARTIST PROFILE for ROTU (2018)


COMMERCIAL SHOOT/EDIT REEL (2015)

Includes work for clients like Adobe, Visa, Spotify, Coca Cola, and Neutrogena, mostly from time in-house at New York-based digital agency MRY.

'ANITO' - SHORT FILM (2018, Director of Photography)

Directed by Melanie Lim. Funded by a grant from Cinematografo, it played the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and New York's Asian American International Film Festival, among others. Learn more on Facebook.


'SEA CHANGE' - ARTIST PROFILE for STORM KING ART CENTER (2014)


'PHILIPPE'S: THE FIRST FRENCH DIP SANDWICH' for MOMENT (2017)

Shot on iPhone for Moment, a smartphone lens company.

'THE BOOK OF JOE' - SHORT FILM (2012, Producer)

Directed by Mario Pena. Produced and funded via Kickstarter, this "truly out there chucklefest of randomness" (Ain't It Cool News) played at the Seattle International Film Festival and HollyShorts, among others. Watch the full short via the official site.

JOHNNY RAY GILL for AMERICAN GIANT (2016)

             

Described as being “at the vanguard of modern Northwest literature,” Moss has received praise for its beautiful design, quality writing, and sustained commitment to supporting local and emerging talent. Now in its fourth year, Moss has been covered by The Offing, Lit Hub, Longreads, The Rumpus, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, City Arts, The Millions, Portland Mercury, Vol 1 Brooklyn, Entropy Magazine (who listed Moss as a Best Journal of 2018), The Inlander, and many more, and was nominated for a James W. Ray Venture Project Award from Artist Trust in Seattle.

In addition to releasing our annual print Volume, Moss has hosted events, readings, and releases in collaboration with Northwest institutions like Hugo House, Short Run, APRIL, TypeSet, Street Roots, Spokane Arts, Folio, and Cold Cube Press. Alex has also designed and released numerous shirts, totes, prints, stickers, and other tangible goods as part of Moss's ongoing growth. Moss is available online, and from independent booksellers across the country, including stores like Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, Powell's Books in Portland, Auntie's Bookstore in Spokane, Skylight Books in Los Angeles, and McNally Jackson in New York.

“...a quality publication, with a strong editorial hand...” —Paul Constant, The Stranger

“...where place-based writing is often a buzzword, the journal provides an in-depth examination into what it means for writing to be 'Northwestern.'” —Bill Carty, City Arts
                                  

Social content for Visa 'Weekending' campaign. New York, 2014.

'3 Countries, 1 Plan' Instagram campaign for T-Mobile. Puerta Vallarta, Seattle, Vancouver B.C., 2015.

John Legend at SXSW for Visa. Texas, 2015.

Design element for Visa 'Footballentines Day' campaign. New York, 2014.

Chocolate Skateboards 20th Anniversary for Adobe. New York, 2014.

               

Prototype printing for I Like To Watch, an art/design book collecting XXX VHS covers from the 80s and 90s. The tape covers are paired with
bibliographic info and descriptive text, and contextualized with a foreword from filmmaker Josh Johnson (director of the documentary Rewind This!).
Learn more at watchtapes.net.

Printed in 2016, A Brief History of Magic Cards explores the culture, people, and history of Magic: The Gathering, the world’s first (and still most popular) collectible card game.
Written by Chris Morris-Lent, with illustrations from Cassie Graus. The print book is available to order online and at select independent game stores in Seattle and Los Angeles.
Also available as an eBook.

“CML taught me everything I didn’t know I needed to know about Magic. He traces the game’s history with veteran wit and a true cynic’s insight.” —Austin Powell, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Dot
Alex is available for hire and collaboration for all work categories that you see above, including: film and video production (shooting, producing, directing, editing), design (cover design, book and zine layout, prints and posters, stickers, web design and coding, branding), press and brand development, photography, and other special projects.

To get in touch, email alexdavislawrence (at) gmail (dot) com.