Lexi studied BA Fine Art at UCA (University for the Creative Arts) Canterbury in 2001-2004 and since then has been building her career as a photographer and artist. Now living on the south coast of the UK near Brighton, her passion is in underwater photography and she spends as much time as she can in the water. Lexi trains as a freediver and undertakes all of her work without the aid of scuba equipment. Her projects take her to the clear waters of the mediterranean sea most regularly but she also loves to travel further afield. The video below shows a behind the scenes glimpse of her at work in the cenotes of Mexico - a project sponsored by Sony UK and Wex Photo Video.
“Through this series of photographic works, I aim to capture the feeling of being in another world. The otherworldly beauty of the powerful, magical sea.
Mostly, I am interested in depicting a single female in my underwater scenes. In some of the images, she serenely floats towards the light in an eerie suggestion of traveling from one world to the next. In other scenes, she is being consumed, a representation of vulnerability and a reminder of the incredible force of the ocean. I am interested in showing her strengths and her weaknesses. Her feelings of euphoria and of peace. My aim is to transport the viewer into these scenes - to find in these images, their own fears and fearlessness.
Ocean conservation is very important to me and through my latest series of images titled ‘Single Use Planet’ I explore the responsibility we as humans have in protecting this precious part of our planet”
(UPCOMING) 2020 - Exhibiting at Sussex Art Fairs at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester - 15th-17th May 2020
(UPCOMING) 2020 - Exhibiting at Contemporary Art Fairs at Newbury Racecourse , 2nd-3rd May 2020
(UPCOMING) 2020 - Exhibiting at Roy’s Art Fair at The Barge House, Oxo Tower, London - 2nd-5th April 2020
2019 - Exhibited in Art Gemini Finalists show at Gallery Nawei, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore - 9th-15th November 2019
2019 - Image of the Year from Photography Farm
2019 - Finalist in the Art Gemini Prize 2019
2019 - Finalist of the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2019
2019 - Exhibited at Sussex Art Fairs at Brighton Racecourse, UK - 11th-13th October 2019
2018 - Image of the Year from Photography Farm
2017 - Sonando Bajo El Agua - Solo Exhibition in Es Mares Gallery, Formentera, Spain
2019 - Under The Surface - Documentary film for Sony UK and Wex Photo
2019 - Lexi Laine the Freediving Photographer - Viva Brighton Magazine October 2019 edition (page 64+65)
2019 - MPB meets Lexi Laine - web interview
2019 - Photobite - video interview at The Photography Show
2019 - Beneath the Waves - Interview with Wex Photo Video
2019 - Photography Now - video interview at The Photography Show
2019 - Ibiza Heute Magazine Feature - April 2019 edition
2019 - Underwater Photography, 13 Incredible Images You’ve Never Seen Before - guest blog feature with ‘Looks Like Film’
2019 - Pursuing Passion Projects - interview with Perspective: podcasts for wedding creatives