Alexander Haessner is an award-winning cinematographer, born in Germany and now based in the United States. His artistic journey began with the exploration of art history and painting, subsequently shifting his focus to photography and filmmaking. He sharpened his technical skills as a high-speed technician at Dedo Weigert Film in Munich before embarking on the opportunity to film the boxing sequences for the film "Ali," directed by Michael Mann, in Maputo, Africa. Motivated by his passion and pursuit of excellence, Alexander ventured to the United States, where he pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree with cum laude honors at the esteemed Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara.
The following years found Alexander residing and working in New York, collaborating with renowned artists such as Janusz Kaminski, Steven Fierberg, and Harris Savides. These experiences provided him with an exceptional platform to refine his craft to the highest standards.
With a focus on highly stylized and visually striking creations, Alexander has established an reputation in crafting exceptional commercials, branded content, documentaries, and feature films. His artistry is deeply rooted in his ability to weave original and captivating narratives that embrace intimacy, compelling storytelling, and an effortlessly beautiful aesthetic. This distinct approach has attracted renowned brands including Toyota, Geico, Providence, Lego, Elite Traveler, Heaven Hill Distillery, Panera, Visionaire, and The New York Times. Through his advertising work and his forays into short-form narratives and documentary filmmaking, Alexander continues to inspire and engage audiences.
Beyond his endeavors as a commercial cinematographer, Alexander dedicates himself to personal projects that delve into the profound depths of human experiences. Notably, his award-winning mini-series "Together-Alone" stands as a testament to his creative vision. Through cinematic portraits, this series delicately explores the lives of individuals grappling with mental health issues, leaving a lasting impact on those who encounter his work.
Currently, Alexander Haessner calls Los Angeles, California, his home, where he resides and continues to contribute his exceptional talents to the vibrant landscape of cinematography.
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