Alex grew up in a country home in upstate New York. Without cable television or easy access to the outside world, He and his older brother Adam spent much of their childhood outdoors. Alex became very interested in art at a young age despite being surrounded by a family of scientists. His passions for drawing and filmmaking led him to attend SUNY New Paltz where he studied Visual Arts. Although his concentration was in graphic design, his broad major allowed him to experiment with many different artistic mediums that he fell in love with, one of which being digital photography.
His work has since been exhibited in galleries on both the east and west coast, supplied permanent collections to multiple corporate offices, as well as received awards in both local and international competitions. A first significant accolade was having his work selected from over a thousand others to be purchased by the Hyde museum for their permanent collection. A recent accomplishment was winning Best in Show Award in an exhibition curated by Henry Rasmussen, the founder of Black and White Magazine.
Upon graduating college in 2013, Alex moved to California to continue his career as a commercial and fine art photographer. He now lives and works in Santa Barbara with two feisty felines and his brilliant girlfriend Erin who is wrapping up her Chemistry PHD at UCSB. Since migrating out west they both enjoy active lifestyles in their free time, with activities including rock climbing, yoga, and gymnastics.