I’m Alex Mensi, a documentary photographer based in Montreal. I document and create visual stories around the world. My work is about authentic storytelling, emotion-filled photographs and capturing life as it unfolds.
Working in photography for over 15 years, I’ve owned a studio, though classes, shot weddings, and I probably purchased way too many cameras, but lately, I think I found my zone. The place where I belong is telling stories with my images. Document life or a specific subject with a defined objective in mind.
As you will see, my stories are not composed of 50 000 words. I prefer to let the images do the talking. Over the years, I worked with companies of all sizes, newspapers, magazines, and individuals. For me, the project or subject is what matters.
Like many photographers, I love gear. Yes, the camera is just a tool, but you must agree that some devices are more incredible than others. So I developed a passion for photography gear, and I love to talk about it.
If you like my work or wish to work with me or simply need advice, feel free to contact me!
What gear do I currently use?
I created a Kit page just for that and it’s updated frequently
Post-production is yet another skill any photographer needs to master. I’m far from being a master but I’ve been using these tools for a while and for me, they fit my workflow perfectly
On my desktop, Adobe Lightroom is my main editing software. Especially with the latest additions, It allows me to fully edit and archive my work with one software.
On the road or for a quick edit, I always use Lightroom Mobile on my iPad Pro. It’s powerful, and you can edit RAW and load files directly from the memory cards.
CANON PRO PRINTERS
If you are going to take quality photograph, you need to print them to fully experience the emotion in your work. For that, I rely on Canon Pro Printers. They are superb.
For me, peace of mind is everything, and Backblaze gives me that. Part of my 3-2-1 backup strategy, Backblaze sync my computer and external archives in real-time to the cloud.