A Hoosier born and raised, Alec spent as much time in the big city of Chicago as his Scottish family would tolerate before heading south to New Orleans to study Brazilian music on a master’s fellowship at Tulane. Now, he juggles his time between both cities seeking out the obscure and sublime behind the lens of his camera, or with equally intrigued guests who delve deeper, seek authenticity and ask questions.

Licensed Chauffeur



South Bend, Indiana

Aisle or Window

Window, so I can sleep against it.

Hidden Gem

Central American food center at Dix Jazz Market

Ideal Sunday

A secondline parade, nap, Walter Wolfman Washington at Maple Leaf Bar.

Travel Item

My laptop

You Must Know

To stay for an entire Sunday.

Bucket List

Lisbon, Makoko (Lagos, Nigeria), basically all of India.

My Role

Picking up people in the morning as total blank slates and dropping them off at the end of the day pretty deeply well-equipped to deal with town.