PHOTOGRAPHER ALEXY POUTREL FIRST CAUGHT OUR EYE WITH HIS INCREDIBLY VIBRANT SHOTS OF MIAMI BEACH, WITH PALM TREES SILHOUETTED AGAINST FIERY MORNING SKIES./
ORIGINALLY FROM PARIS, ALEXY MOVED TO MIAMI A FEW YEARS AGO, CARVING OUT A CAREER AS A CREATIVE DIRECTOR + HELPING A NUMBER OF WELL-KNOWN BRANDS TO BRING THEIR VISIONS TO LIFE./
HIS INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY REALLY DEVELOPED IN THE LAST DECADE + HE'S EXTREMELY DEDICATED, MOST MORNINGS WAKING SUPER EARLY TO CATCH THE AMAZING SUNRISES: "I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE TIME BEFORE THE DAWN," HE EXPLAINS, "BECAUSE THERE'S NO ONE AROUND TO REMIND ME WHO I'M SUPPOSED TO BE."/
WE ASKED ALEXY TO SHARE HIS CREATIVE TAKE ON MIAMI BEACH...
MATHESON HAMMOCK PARK
"If you are a photographer + you want to find paradise in Miami you have to go to Matheson Hammock Park. It's $7.00 entrance, but it's open sunrise to sunset. Oh, and there is an amazing restaurant called Red Fish."
"I wake up early, so when I finish shooting the sunrise in Miami Beach I love to go to Newscafé on Ocean Drive to have a coffee."
"One of my favourite districts in Miami is Wynwood - a really nice location to hang out. There is a place called 1-800-LUCKY where they serve asian food + it's a great place to grab lunch."
DISCOVER MORE AMAZING LOCALS
UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./ FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY. //
All photos are copyright F1FTY except: Alexy Poutrel profile photo (Copyright Alexy Poutrel); Newscafé (Instagram @newscafesobe); 1-800-LUCKY (Instagram @1800lucky); Matheson Hammock Park (Copyright Alexy Poutrel); The Biltmore (Instagram @biltmorehotel); Rusty Pelican (Instagram @rustypelicanmiami). This feature was not paid for in any way.