Alessandra Petlin’s unique style of portraiture reflects her deep knowledge of art history and her love of modern cinema. She is both director and cinematographer in one artist. Alessandra’s talent for revealing the particular humanity of each of her subjects and the striking intimacy that characterizes her work is grounded in her empathy and ability to establish a strong connection of trust with every person she photographs.
Alessandra was born is Paris and raised in New York City. After many paths she finally found her passion in photography and attended Art Center in Pasadena, CA. After graduating she returned to New York and was quickly named one of PDN’s 30 emerging artists. Alessandra’s work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, Esquire, GQ, Marie Claire and Wired. She has won numerous awards from American Photography, Communication Arts and SPD.