Curiosity has always been the driving force behind anything I do.
Curiosity and the will to tell a story is the reason why I picked up a camera.
A picture is worth more than a thousand words and been able to freeze a moment in time adds a special purpose to what I do.
My life has been, to me, like a movie.
Born in Rome I made my way, at the tender age of 17, to London. Then came New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Havana.
I started touring the world playing drums for some big artists, then started producing music, landing a Grammy Nomination in 2007.
Two years later I bought a camera and left for the jungle of the Darien Strip with the idea of taking portraits of some of the indigenous tribes that had never been photographed before. As I was doing so, I learned how to use my Canon.
And that was the beginning.
After my first trip to the jungle I just couldn’t put my camera down and went on photographing a wide range of subjects spanning the globe from the slums of Kenya, everyday life in The Gambia, the aftermath of the war in the former Yugoslavia and a special portrait of life in Cuba.
My book of photography entitled A Mission In Panama was installed as a multimedia event in London and Rome. All proceeds from the sales of this work were donated to charity for the preservation of the Indigenous cultures of Central America.
Alex's photos have been featured on publications such as Vogue, The New York Times, The Daily Mail, La Repubblica, Relix, to mention a few.