In this month’s issue of Holistic Fashionista Magazine, we’ve featured beautiful photography from Mariana Garcia of Mariana Garcia Photography. Mariana is based in Monterrey, Mexico focusing on portrait and editorial photography. She is the co-founder of Porcelaine Project Studio and Creative Director of P Magazine. You can see more of Mariana’s work at www.MarianaGarcia.org
How would you describe your photography style?
My photography is a mixture of editorial, portrait, documentary and architecture, I try to do everything with an aesthetic and artsy eye.
You have a very powerful way of telling a story with your work, what inspires your most?
LIFE, every life stage is different and exciting. I love and try to travel every time I can, that helps me to be inspired as well.
When did you begin taking photographs?
I have been interested in photography since I was a kid, I used to take portraits of my pets, and later in high school I took professional courses.
As I grew up, I decided to study graphic design and I did photography as a hobby, after finishing school and working a little while on design assignments, I realised that I wanted to do photo as a professional full time job… that was 6 years ago.
You have an incredible way of capturing a women's sensuality and sexuality. Can you take us throw your creative process?
I try to search for the perfect model for every project/story, I usually work on a moodboard before my sessions, so I try to follow my first ideas but also work in new stuff and improvise at the moment of the shoot, making a good link and having good communication with them helps me understand every person’s own sensuality.
The most important thing to me is to achieve an aesthetic mood and always taking care of the model’s integrity.
What piece of advice would you give a new photographer looking to go into business for themselves?
Being an independent photographer has its pros but it requires discipline, so work hard, develop a personal method for yourself, learn from every person, from every project to be better on the next one … and travel as much as you can.
What was your career aspiration during primary school?
Keyboard Musician, Magician or Photographer :)