Alexis Chabala is from the Congo. He moved to France when he was 5 years old & then to Morocco at the tender age of 13, only to move again to Belgium at the age of 14. He now resides in London but continues to travel worldwide for work whilst retaining close affiliations with Belgium & France. He is fluent in French & English.
After studying both Fine Art & Photography in Brussels, he came to London to pursue his career further, working as a Studio Assistant for Metro Imaging Studio. It wasn’t long before he was asked to do his first editorial commission.
Around this time Alexis also developed an interest in moving image after watching many music videos being filmed at the Studio. The whole process fascinated him so that any spare time he had was taken up working in kind at “Arri Media & Panavision”. He relentlessly asked questions, cleaned cameras, taking them apart to understand their workings, read endless manuals on Film & HD in order to learn the skills to produce moving images.
Eventually, Alexis started running his own Photography Rental Studio while working on personal projects. This is where Alexis found himself as a photographer & upped his game.
Alexis applies an elegance feel to everything he does with dignity & integrity, leaving his images with a sense of raw/alive. His laid-back approach & non pretentious style allows him to continue producing high end beautiful & classic images, hence why he is still in demand with clients such as Wallpaper, Tatler, Latino Vogue, Muse Magazine, Viewpoint, Men's Health, Luxure Magazine, Sony, Universal, Red Bull, Burberry, Clam Magazine, Volt Cafe, Abbey Road Studio’s, amongst others.