THE LOW DOWN
hi, it's so nice to have you here
I was sixteen years old when I picked up my first camera. I did what most high schoolers would do; I grabbed my bestie and we did our best at making images for Tumblr that ended up being a total cringe-fest. I loved every moment of it.
Photography has a way of bringing you back to a moment in time and reminding you of how it felt to be there. I think every kid has that experience of seeing old photos of their parents and feeling like they’re peering into another world. My parents came from a whole other country so it was a particular poignant experience to see where we come from.
Through photography I’m able to look back and remember those moments; road tripping up and down the California coast to visit my older sister in Berkeley. Summers flying down to Mexico to visit mis abuelos and all of my tios y primos. Swimming in the gorgeous turquoise waters off the coast of Nayarit. Exploring the metropolitan marketplaces con mi madre. Riding horses con mi padre through the Mexican cerros.
I’ve always been a dreamer, a lover, and a hopeless romantic. I believe in love, above all things it is the most raw and beautiful to me. My aspiration as a photographer and storyteller is to capture all of the crazy emotions that run wild and help you relive them for years to come. More than anything, I love a good story. I would love it if you shared yours so we could create some beautiful imagery together.
So here I am. I’m Marcela and I would love to take your photo.
CURRENT PLACE OF RESIDENCE:
5'2" (on a good day)
Books, sunsets, vinyl records, tattoos, 90's hip hop and R&B, live music, Frank Ocean, Ted Lasso, playlists (the modern mixtapes), Mexican food, travel.
Early mornings, reality television, racists, homophobes, transphobes, a**holes, the fact that cheese is now my mortal enemy.
A few of my avorite things...