Alix Malka was born in the south of France. As a young stage opera singer, he was struck by the magic of the visual arts that soon grew into a passion for photography, fashion, and film. He graduated with a fine art degree in Aix en Provence and completed Fashion Design at Esmod, Paris.
He worked for many years as art director beside iconic designer Thierry Mugler creating all aspects of a haute couture house. He played an integral part of the House of Mugler, collaborating with numerous photographers including masters such as Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon. These inspirational collaborations played a pivotal part in fulfilling Alixʼs dream of becoming a photographer.
In 2002, he moved to New York and started his fashion photography career, quickly becoming involved with countless prestigious fashion magazines, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Rolling Stone, Numero, The Face, I.D…
Alix has shot a number of high-profile fashion campaigns, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Nina Ricci, Barneyʼs, Harry Winston, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Guess, Uniqlo, H&M and Nike.
He is well known for his beauty images, his aesthetic and sense of details, which have allowed him to work worldwide with clients such as M.A.C. Cosmetics, Helena Rubenstein, Maybelline, L’Oréal and Pantene. He has also shot fragrance campaigns, including Guess Seductive, Byblos and Areva.
Alix has built a comprehensive list of celebrities over the years, including Adam Levine, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Kesha, Sophia Loren, Jared Leto, Ashton Kutcher, Sharon Stone, Elle Fanning, Courtney Love, David Guetta, Chloe Moretz, Lindsay Lohan, Cindy Crawford, Amber Valletta, Milla Jovovitch, Stephanie Seymour, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Louboutin, Laetitia Casta and Monica Bellucci.
His first exhibition was “In Fashion Photo / Art Basel 2009” followed by an exhibition in a Soho Gallery in New York in 2010. Alix’s images from the Jean Paul Gaultier campaign entitled “Mermaids” have been displayed at various museums across the United States as part of Gaultier’s exhibition “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.”
His debut as a director started with ABCʼs Vogue USA Haute-Couture, which was a collaboration with Anna Wintour and Andre Leon Talley featuring Tom Ford, Madonna and Karl Lagerfeld. He has directed commercials for such clients as Guess, Thierry Mugler perfume and Areva perfumes.
Alix divides his time between New York, Los Angeles and Paris.
Editorial: Vogue Russia, Vogue Japan, Vogue Germany, Vogue Spain, Vogue Brasil, Vogue India, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, 7Hollywood, Numero Paris, Numero Tokyo, I.D., Flair, Telegraph Magazine, GQ and Rolling Stone.
Advertising: Barney’s, Bebe, BETC, BNY, Bloomingdales, Byblos, Byblos Perfume, CARTE NOIR, Coq Sportif, Galeries Lafayette, Guess Perfume, Guess by Marciano, Guy Laroche, Helena Rubinstein, H&M, Jade Cosmetics, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kardashians, Lancia, Lanvin, Matisse, L’Oréal Paris, MAC Cosmetics, Maybelline, Neimann Marcus, Nestle, Nike, Nina Ricci, Sony Music and Thierry Mugler.
Celebrities: Adam Levine, Amber Valetta, Ashton Kutcher, Bella Heathcote, Celine Dion, Chloe Moretz, Christian Louboutin, Christina Aguilera, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Irina Shayk, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kesha, Lindsey Lohan, Mariah Carey, Milla Jovovich, Monica Bellucci, Sharon Stone, Sophia Loren, Laetitia Casta, David Guetta, Elle Fanning, Courtney Love, Jared Leto and Stephanie Seymour.