In Talks With : Mariana Garcia.
Mariana Garcia is a young fashion photographer based in Monterrey, Mexico. Her style, clean yet deep in colour and subject, leaves you thinking, wondering more about what the story of the photo might actually hold, further beyond the given image. We recently caught up with Mariana to find out a little more about her work in Mexico and around the world.
Hey Mariana, how are you today?
Fine, thank you. It’s 12 am, it was a crazy day today but finally I’m in my bed.
Can you tell us about who you are as a photographer. Where are you based?
I am based in Monterrey, Mexico. As a photographer I try to be very professional, always do my best on my projects, and create a diversity of moods.
After gaining a degree in graphic design, how did you then decide to make the transition to photography?
I’ve always loved photos; as a child I would make a small background and place my dogs on it and take photos of them. I think it was visually tacky but I’m sure iI had fun doing it. When I was 16 I took my first lessons in photography basics, from that moment I knew photography was my favorite hobby, then I decided to study graphic design, which I also love, and after I graduated I realised that this visual knowledge would help me be a unique and committed professional photographer.
Your ‘Red Head On Earth’ shoot is fantastic. Do you have a personal shoot that has been your favourite to do?
LONG LONG LONG.
Where do you draw inspirations from when creating new ideas?
Sometimes in my head, other times on post it notes and when I’m trying to show someone else my idea, I do this moodboard on indesign or illustrator.
Do you have a dream shoot that you would love to do?
I would love to photograph wild or exotic animals in their habitat one day.
If I was to ask you which, of all of your photographs, is your favourite, what would it be?
I don’t think I can answer that question as simply as that, I believe that every photo I have taken reminds me of something special, so it’s hard to pick one.
Do you have any exciting projects on the horizon?
I’m planning to do an exposition very soon, hopefully before 2013.
What are you listening to at the moment?