Hailing from Canadian shores, Alexis Desaulniers-Lea is a Melbourne-based photographer, music lover, film nerd, and mother to three adorable rescue chickens.
Alexis picked up a camera for the very first time at the age of 14. Having spent much of her
adolescence traveling from place to place with two parents in the entertainment industry, she was
immersed in theatre, music and art from a young age. Fascinated by the endless diversity of people sharing their personal stories through these mediums, Alexis began to use her camera as a way to tell her own personal stories.
This is a collection of her performance images, curated by Alexis herself.
To date, Alexis' barefoot wanders have led her to explore across Canada and the United States, Central America, Europe, Africa and Australia. Now calling Melbourne home, Alexis works as a freelance photographer and founder of Cat Scratch Studio. A small intimate studio space that is sex, kink, and body positive, and geared towards independent artists. She is also the image and design editor for international print magazine, Archer, the world's most inclusive print magazine on sexuality and gender identity.
Fuelled by her passion for music and theatrics, Alexis continues to grow a vibrant body of intimate studio portraiture and live performance images, particularly in the genres of burlesque, drag, cabaret and live music. With a keen interest in sexuality, individuality, intimacy and texture, she draws inspiration from alternative and underground sub-cultures, avant-garde fashion, and eclectic genres of music to highlight the beauty of self-expression, freedom and personal identity in her work.