Alex Matraxia was born in London in 1997. They received their BA from Oxford University in English Literature, and pursued photography after returning to London post-graduation. Their work has been featured in The Archives Gallery, The Crypt Gallery, VFD, and their work is set to feature in the Brick Lane Gallery's exhibit 'Photography Now' (2021).
As a self-taught photographer, they relied on close friends as subjects. This soon developed into an archival style, documenting friends and members of their local LGBTQ+ community, their work mediating on intimacy, dreaming, memory, and city life. Most recently they have been documenting drag queens and performance artists who have been practising their craft despite the absence of nightlife, looking at how the body and domestic space can be transformed into sites of fantasy and glamour.
Matraxia is additionally a filmmaker and writer. Their recent short 'The Eclipse' was featured in the LA Short Film Festival and their poetry is published in the Future Creatives recent anthology, 'Tomorrow' (2020).