While you may not know Alexis by name, if you are a fan of trail and ultrarunning, you have certainly seen his work. His imagery of the sport’s iconic landscapes, people, and races has a transformative power of bringing you as a viewer into the story.
Alexis grew up in Charente, Angoulême, in western France. He has two older brothers, Christophe, a vegan chef who lives in the Canary Islands of Spain and has published nearly 15 cookbooks, and Frederic, a newspaper journalist and ultrarunner – the person who introduced Alexis to the sport.
If you have not seen Alexis’s photos before, the best place to find stories told via his images and words is within his book, Grand Trail. The 324-page book, co-authored by Alexis and Frederic, profiles 13 world-known ultramarathons such as the UTMB, Western States 100 Mile, Hardrock 100 Mile, and Marathon des Sables. It additionally profiles 16 top trail runners. The brothers put almost a year of work into the book.