Nearly fifteen years ago Alex came to New York from Rio de Janeiro for one of the best reasons: to be an artist.
“I was doing general assignment work for a magazine in Rio,” Alex says, “and I fell in love with the way a camera allows me to tell a story.”
He added wedding photography to his repertoire eight years ago, finding that he could draw on his experience as a photojournalist. “I see weddings as an extension of photojournalism: The photographer must have the ability to be spontaneous, to anticipate and to capture the moment.”
“And for weddings, I’m privileged to photograph people looking their best on one of the most wonderful days of their lives.”
Alex feels that a vital part of photography is curiosity. A photographer, he believes, must always be open to new experiences and have a life-long love of learning. “One of the wonderful aspects of wedding photography is the chance for me to meet new people, visit new places, and learn about different cultures.”
He was selected to be a participant at the prestigious Missouri Photo Workshop sponsored by the University of Missouri, Nikon, and Fuji and the Eddie Adams Workshop. Both workshops focus on fostering the craft and art of photojournalism. And, his work is in the collection of the Newark Public Library.