While studying theology at Cambridge University in the 90s Alex photographed for the student newspaper. He then trained as a television producer and worked in TV production for five years, making programmes for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Discovery Channel including Equinox, Dispatches, Money Programme and Cutting Edge and shooting many of the production stills.
After learning Spanish and Portuguese he moved to Brazil in 2002 to work as a photojournalist, specialising in luxury travel and music. While based in Brazil he won a U.S National Magazine Award and a Brazilian Premio Abril de Jornalismo – those country’s top commercial press awards, for special editions of the Departures and Viagem e Turismo travel magazines. Click here to see these magazines in Alex’s press cuttings.
After returning to London in 2007, Alex was Runner-up in the Friends of the Earth International Photography Award, judged by Yann Arthus Bertrand. He continued to travel widely in Europe, South East Asia, India and Australia.
Alex is well-known as a specialist on Brazil and Belize. He has worked as a consultant for the Brazilian government and lectured on Belize at the Royal Geographical Society. He was appointed a Fellow of the RGS in 2012. In 2013 he became a Getty Images and Corbis photographer. He teaches photography on select travel courses and workshops in London, Brazil and South East Asia. For more information on these click here. He still makes films in conjunction with ex-BBC director Nadya Mahdi through their company, Tuesday Films.
Alex’s clients have included numerous travel agencies, tourist boards, P.R agencies, charities and corporate clients. His pictures have been published worldwide in papers and magazines and by prestigious academic and artistic institutions. Click here to see a list.