He was born in Milan in 1981. He studied at the National High School of Art of Monza, where he met professor Massimo Troboldi, who inspired him to approach the world of photography. After his graduation, he started working at Controluce photographic studio, where he learnt professional techniques concerning the creation of commercial photography.

Fotografia realizzata da Alessandro Sala - docente della Libera Accademia d'Arte Novalia

At the same time, he attended the John Kaverdash Academy. In 2006, he started collaborating with photo journalist Alex Majoli: the two artists organised important exhibitions and founded Cesuralab studio, a place focusing on the experimentation and spreading of photographic culture and the main office of the collective organisation CESURA.