10 Minutes with…Matias Alexandro, Photographer

An interview with Matias Alexandro, Photographer

Name: Matias Alexandro | Occupation: Photographer | Location: Mallorca | Known for: Photographing for CN Traveller and with Nikon & Nauticam housing

Hong Kong is home to an abundance of creative talent, spanning across different career paths from journalists to feng shui masters. Each week we interview creatives and entrepreneurs from across the city to learn more about their passions and hopes and dreams. This week, we got up and personal with Matias Alexandro, a Mallorca-based photographer who has been featured in Condé Nast Traveller.

A Little Background…

Matias moved to the Mediterranean coast at a young age and instantly fell in love with the clear waters and beautiful sceneries, leading him to pursue free diving as a hobby. Soon, he realised he wanted to see more and it became his full-time passion, with a strong interest in finding out more about how fish and mammals live and behave. From there, Matias got his first camera to research and travel places to learn more about underwater wildlife.

One of the main subjects which perked Matias’ interest was sharks and how misunderstood they are by society. So with a keen eye, Matias got up close with the spectacular sea creatures and wanted to capture them on camera whilst interacting and seeing them in the flesh. Since then, Matias continues to find stories to shoot and show people how incredible marina diversity is and that we are all connected to our oceans and must protect its wildlife.

Ibiza | Image courtesy of Matias Alexandro

The Questions