THERE ARE MANY STARS AT THE FIRMAMENT OF PHOTOGRAPHY. SOME ARRIVE WITH A BLAST, BURN WITH A BRIGHT AND FEVERISH LIGHT BUT REDUCE TO SOFT GLOWING EMBERS AFTER A LITTLE WHILE. OTHERS SHINE SO RADIANT, SO DAZZLING, THAT THE WORK THEY CREATE OVER AND OVER AGAIN FORMS A GALAXY ALL BY ITSELF. SOLID, GROWING AND EVERY SHINING. AND THAN THERE ARE SHOOTING STARS, THOSE HEAVILY BODIES THAT SEEM TO MOVE FROM PLACE TO PLACE, ALWAYS SURPRISING. YES, IT IS CROWDED IN THE UNIVERSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT AS IT IS THE CASE WITH OUR REAL UNIVERSE, IT IS EVER EXPANDING AND THERE IS ALWAYS PLACE FOR SOME MORE LUMINOUS TALENTS.
Almost 9 years ago, when BeautifulMag first saw the light of day, we sometimes asked ourselves how long we would be able to do this. How long we would be able to fill this digital page with new photography, new male models and new talent. The fact that we are here, 9 years later, proofs we really had nothing to worry about. There is always a new face, a new talent, a new style. We love it, and apparently so do you. And so I think we can all agree, there can never be enough stars in the sky.
With modern technology scientists discover new planets and stars every day. It really is a fulltime job. We don’t have that luxury of time when it comes to discovering new talent. So we are always happy when someone points us in the right direction. In this particular case it was model and friend Armando Santos who introduced us to Alex S. Having worked with him on a few occasions, he turned to us when he needed a location for a special fashion shoot. We not only were able to help them out with that, we also got to meet Alex and learned that he is not only a nice young man, but also an exceptional talent when it comes to photography.
Only 21 years old, Alex S started his career in photography when he was 18. Now, 3 years later he is classified as a professional photographer and his work truly shows for it. Whether its portraiture or artistic photography, Alex S. shows a maturity seldom seen for a photographer that young in his career and that young in his life. His work breathes an international allure that could easily make you believe we are dealing with a glamour and fashion veteran. In February this year he collaborated with Armando Santos in a setting that was going to be not only a fashion shoot but also a homage to a Paris as the city seen though the eyes of Georges-Eugène Haussmann. Though not at all living in Paris – Alex resides in the sunny south of France – he was able with this set to capture the Parisian spirit with finesse and elegance. And that characterizes a pro.
Sometimes, when you gaze up to the skies you are so lucky to witness the birth of a new star. And if you are really lucky it will be a star that is meant to stay. Maybe even grow and expand and become a galaxy by itself. Seeing Alex S at work we experienced that same feeling. That rare moment of witnessing greatness. Alex S is a man with a vision and a talent. An artist with eye for detail and sensibility for light and color. A photographer who is capable to capture beauty that will not leave you unmoved. His first shoot for BeautifulMag, in which he so artfully captured that Parisian spirit once created by Haussmann when he redesigned the entire French capital city to the jewel we all know today, already showed that he is capable to do the same with photography as what the architect did with the city of light. Alex S changes the world as we see it. He clearly is a new star at the firmament of photography who deserves his places among the established ones who have been enchanting us for so long already. –BM-
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