Today we’d like to introduce you to Celia Sanchez.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Celia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started carrying around a camera with me around middle school, nothing fancy usually just those disposable cameras. After high school my father gave me my first manual camera. I had no clue how to use it and enrolled into some photo classes at my local community college and after taking a couple more classes I knew I had to find a way to make this into a career. In 2016 I graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and I’m now working as a product photographer by day and an artist the rest of my time. I love making images. The entire process of coming up with a concept, having a vision and making it come to life excites me.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Nothing ever is! There’s always challenges, but I think my biggest personal struggle has been trying to find a balance between work and family. I’m a mother and I can easily get sucked into mom mode where I’m not making the time to create work or even think about creating work. I find those times really affect my mood so I try and carve out time where I allow myself to be creative.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
I specialize in creating conceptual portraits, and exploring subcultures. My most featured body of work is my series Devoted. It’s a series of portraits focusing on mothers breaking conventional stereotypes. I’m currently working on a number of series.
What were you like growing up?
Socially awkward introvert and bookworm who would do anything to make people laugh. Not much has changed.
- Website: www.celiasanchezphotography.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/photocelia
- Twitter: twitter.com/CelerySandwich