ABOUT Alex Szopa, documentary and editorial photographer, strives to create a narrative though his images, telling a story about the people and lives he captures through his lens. With a deep love of travel, exploring the world and its many different cultures has made Alex a natural photographer. While visiting remote areas of the world, Alex befriends the local people, gaining knowledge about their culture and traditions, offering essential goods or service in return for allowing him to photograph them. Alex believes that the perfect image is not captured but it is organically created through honest and raw human interaction- interaction that is driven by Alex’s enthusiasm for photography and compassion for the people he photographs. In his personal projects, Alex’s main a goal is the preservation of the essence of people he photographs. He is drawn to those living on the edge, expressing the true nature of humanity. He looks for the beautiful simplicity in the day to day lives of these people and documents their stories through his photo journalistic style. Out on the road Alex works primarily in a black & white high contrast cinematic style with analog and digital media, but between producing long-term personal projects and traveling the globe, Alex can be found in his studio working with a variety of specialized equipment. Alex’s editorial projects range from specialized portraits, fine art, corporate head shots, to fashion and beauty photography. Location work is also one of Alex’s specialties. Taking the studio outdoors he is able to achieve studio quality images in natural settings, which creates depth and variety to his work. Alex likes to mix things up keeping his work fresh and fun. Discovering new techniques and working with the latest equipment allows him to continue to expand and stay on the leading edge of his profession. All images are available for licensing or purchase, visit the photography stock for more details. Please feel free to contact Alex with questions about purchasing, upcoming exhibitions or for gallery representation.