Born in the countryside in southern Germany, it was here that Alex Waltl discovered his love for capturing moments at an early age. Alex was only 12 years old when he held his first camera and knew he wanted to become a photographer ever since. Pursuing his dream, Alex attended photography school in Stuttgart. After graduation, in search of more experience, he decided to go to New York for 3 months. Things turned out differently when he started assisting world class photographers such as Annie Leibowitz, Russell James and many more for the next 7 years. Alex was not only known for his creative vision and good photography skills, but also his kindness and tireless hard work.
After making a name for himself in New York, he was offered a full-time assisting job for the world leading photographer, Mario Testino, in London. Shortly after, Alex became his first photographic assistant. He spent the next six years travelling around the globe with Mario, shooting the biggest campaigns and for the most prestigious magazines. Alex’s dedication and love for creating the perfect image was shaped in those years.
After all those years assisting, Alex then decided to go out on his own and since 2018 calls Berlin his new home. He still travels between London, NY, and wherever else the job takes him.