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Alex Palumbo

Director + Photographer

Los Angeles



Q: What is the last song you listened to?

A: "Not Dead Yet" by Lord Huron

Q: What's the best way to start the day?

A: A hot cup of coffee, a few pages of a good book, the sound of the ocean or singing of birds.

Q: What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?

A: Who started the myth of "don't swim for 30 minutes after eating"? I'd love to see the peer reviewed journal that mothers from across the world are apparently sourcing their information from.

Q: What are some things you had to unlearn?

A: Saying yes to everything and everyone is not the right way of doing things - saying no is powerful.

Q: What fictional place would you most like to go?

A: Hogwarts - the magical place that started my love of reading 20+ years ago!

Q: What have you only recently formed an opinion about?

A: Airpods. I resisted getting them for so long (be different!) but when I finally caved - the hype is real and damn are they good. As I type this on a Macbook Pro - Apple, you win.

Q: What book impacted you the most?

A: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Q: What risks are worth taking?

A: Those that scare me most but are brushed with a tinge of excitement.

Q: What are the first 3 chapters of your autobiography titled?

A: CH1: Primordial Mud

CH2: A Laden Ox

CH3: Hamachi & Horsepower

Q: What do you spend the most time thinking about?

A: Why can't all my articles of clothing be corduroy?

Q: Best and worst advice you've ever received.

A: Best - specialize and find a niche. Worst - specialize and find a niche.

Q: How has your work evolved over the past few years?

A: I've definitely started to find my voice as an artist over the years. The more I shoot, with more mediums, the more I'm able to see a through line emerge. I feel as if I have the soul of a photojournalist that is coupled with my love for literature and meeting people from all walks of life, and my camera is the way I explore those interests.

Q: One thing you can't show up to a shoot without - Besides a camera ;)

A: A dirty pair of well-worn Chuck Taylors.


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