Alex Proud is now viewed as a distinguished commentator on issues surrounding media and the photography and entertainment industries.
Alexander Proud thinks you should sack your life coach
I guess I should be used to the ubiquity of the ‘coach’ in modern life. At the outdoor gyms in parks around London you see perfectly normal looking men happily subjecting themselves to extreme verbal abuse like privates in Full Metal Jacket. This is the hunting ground of the personal trainer, all the Joe Wicks wannabes yelling instructions, interspersed with generic motivational phrases: “Faster, Harder, Stronger” alternating with: “Come on, man you can do it!” even when self-evidently they really can’t, but they’re paying for that yelling, so the coaches don’t hold back.
The Man Behind Proud Cabaret – Alex Proud
Alex Proud loves fast cars. “I have a small collection of classic sports cars and have owned several British makes including Aston Martins and Jaguars. I loved that advert “It is good to be bad!” I think the British write the wittiest adverts: equal parts self-deprecation and humour.” says Alex Proud.
Why Alexander Proud says London isn’t what it used to be
Imagine being 21 again “When I left University and went looking for excitement, culture, nightlife and beautiful young things, I chose London.” Alexander Proud says that back then he couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
Alex Proud – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Art Collector
Alex Proud – Where is all began. Alex Proud had originally followed in his father’s footsteps, taking a keen interest in art dealing and collecting, with a passion for oriental art. After an apprenticeship with a Japanese art dealer in London he opened his first gallery in 1994 selling rare Japanese prints, but a born entrepreneur, Alex Proud quickly spotted an unfulfilled niche in the market; recognising the forgotten genius of iconic rock and roll photographers who lacked a platform for their work. In 1998 he founded Proud Galleries, now respected as one of Europe’s leading photographic galleries.