Photo credit: Alec Miller //  @driftingstatic

Photo credit: Alec Miller // @driftingstatic


Instagram: @alex.biles

About Me

I am a creator based in Kalamazoo, MI. I have a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

At U of M, I was a columnist for The Michigan Daily, where my investigative reporting uncovered a financial conflict of interest between the school president and a major corporation. The story received coverage in The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, and The New York Times.

After school, I moved to New York City and served as co-founder and editor-in-chief of an online publication named The New Student Union that would include 30 writers from over 15 universities across the country. I have interned for Benzinga and Business Insider, and briefly ran a blog related to civil liberties and foreign policy.

Upon becoming disillusioned by the world of digital journalism, I moved to upstate New York, which is where my interest in photography was first sparked in 2014. The rivers and mountains of the Hudson Valley were among the first subjects I felt drawn to, but since then I've developed an equal love for man-made urban and industrial landscapes. In the past year, I have branched out into portraits, which is where I have focused much of my recent energy.

My work has been featured in art exhibitions around Kalamazoo. I am always up for new collaborations with fellow photographers and models. I am available for commissions, senior portraits, and any of your other photo shoot needs.

Other interests of mine including hiking,writing, and sports. I am obsessed with listening to music and collecting vinyl records. Fellow nerds can view my music reviews here, and my vinyl collection here.