Today we’d like to introduce you to María Alejandra Medina.
María Alejandra, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I’m a Venezuelan photographer graduated from the Social Communication School, mayor in Audiovisual Arts from the Andres Bello Catholic University (UCAB) in 2016. Photography came to my life when I was in my 6th semester that I took some elective classes, I didn’t have a Camera for the moment but I started borrowing one from a friend. At that moment I knew that I wanna to do it all my life, but before photography, my first hobby was cooking.
So I realized how beautiful and powerful the food can look in the camera and I start studying for Professional of Haute Cuisine at the Gastronomic Institute Art because I wanted to know everything about food so I could mix my two favorite things in life. My first professionals pictures were for a few restaurants in my home town, Puerto Ordaz, I was doing food photography also videos for them. I graduated and I moved from Venezuela to Los Angeles in 2017 looking for new opportunities, finally I bought a camera six months after I arrived in LA and immediately started living my dream of doing food photography for restaurants. But when you’re in this big city you need to be open to new things so now I’m doing also fashion photography, events also behind the scenes photography, feeling excited of how big can be the photography world and trying to be better every day because I think that the biggest commitment in life is to do what you love with passion.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a photographer, specialized in Food, Fashion and Behind the scenes photography. For me, photography is a way to tells a story or to show to the world from the big things in life until the simple things that sometimes we don’t care about, and that’s what I’m trying to do with my work. I want to make my pics talks by itself, make people feel something when they see any of my pictures, sometimes the message could be short but it is there, depending on my mood my pictures can be just colorful but it blows my mind when I’m taking black and white pictures, definitely is my favorite but most of the time for fashion pics but if we talk about food you are going to need the power of every color for sure.
I love simplicity as I Iove naturality, so when you see my work, you will find that I’m always trying to capture spontaneous, facial expressions, small details like a foam coffee or the sauce of a pizza, and you won’t believe how our mind loves those little things. My work is a mix of something simple but with a purpose at the same time.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
The biggest challenge is that we’re not the only ones trying to build or create something amazing, we’re having amazing people next to us doing something similar, trying to do their best every day. Sometimes with better equipment than others, more contacts who help them to raise their goals faster than others, and with many things that we have outside already done.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can check my website www.thepicsbox.com, my Instagram @thepicbox or send me a message by email firstname.lastname@example.org, people who like my work always can support me sharing it, website or social media, talking about it, inviting me to collaborations, having me as their food photographer in their restaurant or if they need me to help them to realize any ideas.
- Website: www.thepicsbox.com
- Phone: 2139521014
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: thepicsbox
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