Alex Ashe is a cinematographer and director from Brooklyn, New York. He combines a love of global film history and a passion for telling marginalized stories with over 10 years of on-set experience in Camera + Electric departments. A lighting expert with a sensitivity for black and brown skin tones, he worked his way from electric to gaffer on over 16 feature films before transitioning to high end commercial, fashion, and music videos, culminating his gaffing career with HBO’s Peabody Award winning series Random Acts of Flyness.

As a cinematographer he has lensed numerous award winning projects, including Conspiracy (Golden Lion w/ Sovereignty at the Venice Biennale 2022, Best Experimental Film at BlackStar Fest 2022), Summer of Soul (addl. photography)(Academy Award for Best Documentary 2022), and Nosferasta (Best Short Film Rotterdam International Film Festival 2022). His first short film as a director, 2019’s  Mr. Parker, screened at BamCinemafest + UrbanWorld, and his sophomore effort, Magic Ring, premiered at the 60th New York Film Festival.