Alexander Saladrigas was born and raised in Miami Florida to a family of first generation Americans that emigrated from Cuba. He attributes his success in the fashion industry to the work ethic that he learned from his family members and their nurturing of the exploration of his passions. Growing up he always excelled in art which led him to photography as his preferred form of creative expression. He began to consider photography as a career path in 2013 which led to his move to New York City in 2014. In just a few years he has shot several cover stories for major fashion magazines.