Hey! Thanks for viewing my portfolio, I'm Alex. I'm 25 years old, from Ontario, Canada! I've been doing motorsports photography for about a year now.
Ever since I was a kid, I've had a strong love for things that went fast, and were loud. My uncle first brought me to Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsports Park) when I was just 5 or 6 years old. He was a volunteer fire fighter there, so I had some awesome inside access at a young age that really helped me enjoy motorsports that much more. From a massive hotwheel and model car collection, to trying to learn the makes and models of all the cars I saw on TV and around me, I loved everything to do with cars.
It wasn't until my later teen years where I really grew my passion for motorsports. Like most guys my age, we all played video games, and I loved the racing games. That eventually turned into me following the cars and drivers, of the cars I was racing online.
It wasn't until Winter of 2017 though, I felt that itch to go back to Mosport. It was the Victoria Day Clarington 200, we showed up on the friday, set up camp, opened some beers, and watched some great racing all weekend long. I was hooked, and was trying to think of ways to get more involved. I'd love to work on the cars and be part of a team, but I have zero mechanical experience, besides basic maintenance.
The one thing that stood out to me, was seeing the photographers, right next to the tirewalls, up close to the action. They had the best view out of everyone at the track! After seeing some of the shots from local photographers of that weekend, I started looking into what is actually involved in getting some of these shots. After doing countless hours of research, youtube videos, reviews, I was hooked onto photography before I even bought a camera.
Today, I'm shooting with a Canon 7DMkII, Canon 70-200 F2.8 II, Canon 100-400 F4.6/5.6 II, and a Canon 24-70mm F4 lens. It's my personal way of getting closer to the action, and really creating memories that last.