I approach every session as a narrative of the essence of who you truly are, the core and quirks because there is so much beauty in EVERY story.
There is so much beauty in your story.
Quiet and in between moments
have always felt the most real to me.
One of my favorite moments that I remember vividly is traveling through small towns in México, my hand sticking out of the window playing with the wind going up and down like the waves, listening to The Beatles while my dad was driving and me being his “first assistant” holding his film stocks while he photographed scenes on his 35mm camera. That moment feels so real and authentic to me and that is one of my main inspirations. Little did I know, I would find my calling later on in life doing that exact thing, telling stories through my camera.
I was born and raised in beautiful Mexico where things are taken into slower pace and embraces long deep conversations with the people we love the most.
As the years passed, I studied numbers and human behavior aka Human Resources and Management. I became in love with human interactions on an everyday basis. That deep love moved me to The United States to graduate with a Bachelor in Fine Art and Communications in Photography. I worked in New York at a premier photography retouching studio and at a fashion/advertising agency. But it wasn’t until I held a camera in my hands that I found my passion in telling real stories that matter and THAT is when I knew who I was truly meant to be; a story teller photographer.
I love admiring art at The Met, running through Central Park, listening to live music while walking through the narrow streets of Mexico with a piece of “pan” in my hand, trying the new local coffee spots while its snowing outside and photographing strangers that tell me all about their unique story. My cameras and I have traveled to photographed all over: Switzerland, Italy, Iceland, México, Honduras, Costa Rica and around the US: New York City, Utah, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Connecticut, Texas.
Where will we go to tell your story? count on me to be ready to travel for good stories and good people! I cannot wait to meet you!
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My People My Blood/Mi Gente Mi Sangre . Photographic printing process Van Dyke, Orem Utah. Orem Public Library.
My People My Blood/Mi Gente Mi Sangre. Photographic printing process Van Dyke, Salt Lake City, at Mestizo through Utah Humanities Council & Artes de Mexico en Utah.
My People My Blood/Mi Gente Mi Sangre. Photographic printing process Van Dyke. Salt Lake City, Utah Gallery Stroll at Saans Gallery.
October- December 2013
My People My Blood/Mi Gente Mi Sangre. Photographic printing process Van Dyke. Orem, Utah at Utah Valley University Gallery/ Library.
100 Faces of New York. Orem, Utah
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