Alexis has been taking pictures since he was 6 years old. An artist and editorial photographer who counts Kandinsky and Helmut Newton among his inspirations, Alexis's work has hung in Manhattan galleries and graced the pages of W, Italian Elle, and Purple magazines.

Whether photographing illegally in a Milan duomo, arranging shoots and negotiating contract terms while he's out at an event, or working on conceptual art out of his envy-inducing Manhattan studio, Alexis is connected to his BlackBerry. Mostly to BBM his girlfriend. Hey, he's French.

Inspired by BlackBerry Bold, this original video profile will introduce you to Alexis's wonderful world of art, love, and the freedom—and insecurity—that comes with taking risks. Enjoy, and check out lots more BlackBerry Bold users' bold experiences here.

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