Emotionally charged conceptual photography combines pain and beauty

Alex Stoddard’s work delves straight into conceptual photography with some rather disturbing yet inspiring results. Exploring the key themes of beauty and pain, each of the photographs grasps onto human emotion and dark fantasy, pinpointing feelings of isolation, intimacy and the fear of death.

The Los Angeles-based photographer doesn’t approach these themes lightly either but creates images that powerfully capture extreme emotions and states of being. Stoddard has created a number of collections but even as standalone images, each photograph has a story to tell; some reason for the pain felt.

Via Beautiful Decay