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Carmel Magazine, Summer/Fall 2018

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shooting with the 35 millimeter.' It was pretty basic stuff back then, but he still captured all these timeless images," McCall says. The CPA's Brian Taylor describes Alexander's work as having "a somber elegance." "Many photographers today take color pictures of hood ornaments, fenders and beautiful car body shapes. But when you think of the most ele- gant and classic racing photographs, you think of Jesse Alexander's grainy, black-and-white, pre-digital film photographs," Taylor says. "In many people's minds, Jesse Alexander is the Ansel Adams of motorsports photography." These days, Jesse photographs birds in the gardens near his home. Though his health prevents him from visiting Carmel, he is pleased to be sharing his work during this year's classic car events. 164 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S U M M E R / F A L L 2 0 1 8 Maserati, Grand Prix of Italy, Monza, 1955 J esse Alexander's historic motorsports images will be displayed at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel (locat- ed at the Sunset Center, on San Carlos and 9th Avenue), from August 19th through September 2nd. A public opening takes place on Saturday, August 18th, from 5-7pm. Please visit for gallery hours and information.

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