Alex began using his father's Kodak Instamatic at the end of 6th grade. The camera was compact and perfect for street photography, or rather school hallway photography. Upon entering high school, he acquired his first SLR to use in his post as a yearbook photographer. Alex earned his BA in Music/ Guitar from SUNY Empire State College. He teaches guitar as well and is in the process of completing his MA in Learning and Emerging Technologies through the same institution.