Behold: the work of Alice Teeple – photographer, visual artist, musician, performance artist and writer. Teeple’s work has been seen in Post-Punk.com, Rolling Stone, NPR.org, Empirical Nonsense, PetaPixel, Downtown Magazine, CVLT NATION, Broadway World, Voyage LA, and a myriad of album covers. Her work was recently included a group show at Ed. Varie in NYC, and is currently planning a solo exhibit.
Over the years Teeple has directed and/or worked on music videos for producer John Robie, Caleb Burhans/JACK Quartet, and many more. She has photographed numerous theatrical productions, including promotional stills for Gallery Players, Upright Citizens Brigade, People’s Improv Theatre, Stella Adler, Fringe Festival participants, and Downtown Magazine. Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Henry Rollins, Jim Jarmusch, Peter Murphy, and Ani DiFranco have all been subject to Teeple’s ‘nifty 50,’ but her passion is to use the world as a stage. She observes the revered and the downtrodden, the artists, the freaks, the dreamers, the creators, the noisemakers, and the rabble-rousers.
Born in rural Pennsylvania, Teeple’s childhood was filled with fairy tales and the wild unknown. Spending much of her early life at the historical museum her family operated also inspired her taste for time travel.
Often described as “unnaturally prolific,” her enormous reserve of creative energy has exploded in various channels for the past 20 years. After earning a BA in Integrative Arts from Penn State, she spent some time teaching beginning photo at her alma mater before striking out on her own. She’s documented class disparity, the arts scenes, rich people’s annoying dogs, bizarre Catskills performance art retreats, fevered political rallies, country hog butcherings, ritzy Long Island weddings – you name it, she’s done it.
Alice Teeple explores themes of the collective subconscious and spirituality in her conceptual work. Her themes are inspired by nature, British and Celtic mythologies, music, the occult, divination, silent cinema, Shakespeare, human history, and psychic visions.
She is a self-taught photographer with a background in illustration, painting, and filmmaking. She lives New York City, where she works as a freelance photographer. She writes for Post-Punk.com.
Her Patreon is here