Hi, I am Joel Alexander.

My perspective on life is formed largely from my travels. I have met many people in this world who live in a completely different reality than you and I do. We often times create our own first world problems by making things complex but when we pull back on the desire of "more more more", we see the beauty and possibilities of simplicity.

I started working in the fashion industry at the age of 19. I was scouted by SK Models, a small modeling agency in Rock Island, Illinois. My agent Kay would talk to me about agencies like Ford and Wilhelmina but I didn't know what any of that meant. I found myself more interested in playing music so I gravitated towards that and spent many years touring as a drummer and guitarist.

Music eventually took me to Nashville where I was scouted again but this time by Next Models. I decided to give modeling another shot and my career started taking off. I eventually signed with IMG Models which was a dream come true. I had a lot of fun and made some incredible memories but still I found myself interested in things other than modeling.

I first picked up a camera at the age of 26 and thought, wow this is pretty cool...but I never thought I would be where I'm at today..typing this story. Life is bizarre. We never know what tomorrow will bring. Sometimes it's incredible news and other times it's tragic. I think the trick is learning how to keep the majority of things simple, balance everything else that's complex, stay self aware, be kind and gracious to others and grateful for each and every moment that we have.

Photography to me is an exchange of energy. I am a people person and am passionate about the opportunity to connect with those whom I photograph. My goal is to leave others feeling happy and refreshed. I am committed to honesty and excellence in everything that I do. When you work with me, you are guaranteed to have a great day!

I appreciate that you took the time to read what I had to say. If you have a moment, please write me and say hello. I would love to hear from you!

Photo by, Brett Warren

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