ALEX DAVIS-LAWRENCE

film · publishing · photography
alexdavislawrence@gmail.com


MOSS: A JOURNAL OF NORTHWEST WRITING // Co-founder, editor, creative director.

Described by Seattle Weekly 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 third year, Moss has been covered by The Offing, Lit Hub, Longreads, The Rumpus, The Stranger, City Arts, The Millions, Portland Mercury, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and more, and was nominated for a James W. Ray Venture Project Award from Artist Trust in Seattle.

“...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

“...the perfect thing for the bookish indoor kids of the Pacific Northwest.”
—Megan Burbank, The Portland Mercury

The Moss print edition is stocked in independent bookstores across the country, including Elliott Bay Book Company and Third Place Books in Seattle, Powell’s Books in Portland, Skylight Books in Los Angeles, and McNally Jackson in New York. It’s also carried in the Seattle Public Library system.

Official shirts, totes, and stickers are available on the Moss online store, with new designs released with each volume.

Print editions and limited-edition extras are also available by annual subscription through Patreon.

To learn more about Moss, find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, or check out the current issue.
                  
                                                           

COMMERCIAL REEL (2015) // Director, producer, shooter, editor.

As a filmmaker, Alex specializes in documentary-style work, including narrative documentary filmmaking, location and event shooting, and content creation for new media and social platforms. Reel above includes work for clients like Adobe, Visa, Spotify, Coca Cola, and Neutrogena.

Additional clients (not shown) include Lenovo, HP, Microsoft, American Giant, UT-Austin, Storm King Art Center, the Kellogg Foundation, the ACLU, and many more. Alex's commercial work has been featured on sites like Behance, Entrepreneur, Style.com, Fast Company, TechCrunch and Vogue.

JOHNNY RAY GILL for AMERICAN GIANT // Director, shooter, editor.

Documentary-style influencer profile for San Francisco-based clothing label American Giant. Shot on Panasonic GH4. Representative of Alex's small-crew documentary work for brands, agencies, and non-profits.

GEORGE CUTTS for STORM KING ART CENTER // Director, shooter, editor.

Documentary-style artist interview for Storm King Art Center, a sculpture park in New York's Hudson River Valley. Shot on Panasonic GH2.

THE BOOK OF JOE // Producer.

This cult/sci-fi/action short film premiered at the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival, and went on to play at HollyShorts, Dallas VideoFest, Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, and more. Ain’t It Cool News accurately declared The Book of Joe to be “...a truly out there kind of chucklefest of randomness.”
             

RECENT STILLS // Photographer.

A selection of recent street, documentary, and location photography, including work for clients like Visa, T-Mobile, and Adobe, and selections from various personal projects. Shot on Canon 5D Mk III, Panasonic GH2/GH4, Minolta SR-T 101.

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

Michigan, 2016.

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

Iceland, 2016.

Iceland, 2016.

Michigan, 2016.

Texas, 2015. John Legend at SXSW for Visa.

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

Colombia, 2016.

Colombia, 2016.

Colombia, 2016.

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

Los Angeles, 2016. OBEY Womens.

Los Angeles, 2016.

Los Angeles, 2015.

Los Angeles, 2016.

Los Angeles, 2016. Portrait series for Whittier College.

Michigan, 2016.

Iceland, 2016.

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

Oregon, 2014.

Iceland, 2016.

Iceland, 2016.

Iceland, 2016.

Colombia, 2016.

Colombia, 2016.

Colombia, 2016.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MAGIC CARDS // Publisher, editor, design.

A Brief History of Magic Cards explores the people, culture, and rich history of Magic: The Gathering, the world’s first (and still most popular) collectible card game. Combining writing, illustration, interviews, and other ephemera, A Brief History is now available online and at select games stores in the Seattle area.

“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

The funding campaign and book release included buttons, stickers, and a limited-edition poster, based on art commissioned from illustrator Cassie Graus.

Print book ($14.00) and pins/stickers/posters available on Etsy. eBook ($3.99) available on Amazon. Print book stocked at Uncle’s Games, Gamma Ray, The Dreaming, Green Lake Games, and Blue Highway Games in Seattle.
Alex Davis-Lawrence was born and raised in Seattle, and has lived and worked in New York, Austin, and Los Angeles (where he currently resides). He graduated from Amherst College with a double major in American Studies & Film.

Available for hire, consultation, & collaboration.

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