The thing I’m most passionate about and the one I focus all my work is the art of telling a good story. From my background in journalism, I know how to grab the truest and most honest essence — of a subject, an event, a person, a moment on the street — and convey the message they transmit in the best way possible. From my filmmaking studies, I incorporate a cinematic aesthetic and mood to my work, with the intention to create evocative imagery and stories that come alive in the audience’s minds.
Psychology was a big vocation I wound up not following, but nevertheless I kept a natural knack for it and a heightened curiosity towards studying the human spirit with empathy, which proves very useful to connect with my subjects, understand how people “work” and how to tell their stories. It also helps me “feel” the scene or situation in front of me, to know the best moment when to take the shot, either with someone I’m taking a portrait of, a candid situation in the city, some actors engaged in a scene, or a speaker on a stage. I’m a “people’s person” and I have an innate ability to make others feel at ease in any given situation.
The tailor-made services I can offer you for any photography or communication needs you or your brand may have include: portfolio images or headshots for actors and artists; individual, corporate, family or group portraits; weddings and birthdays, special events, corporate conferences and parties; entertainment (behind the scenes, still shots, tech rehearsals, concert photography, music band album cover/publicity proposals); photojournalism, fashion, advertising, documentary and creative visual storytelling campaigns. To hire me, get a quote for fees or buy prints of my work, please feel free to email or call me, through the info in the Contact section. Thank you so much for your business. I look forward to working with you and tell your story together!
BIO & EXPERIENCE
I‘m a professional Visual Storyteller who just moved back to Barcelona, Spain (after a decade of living in New York City). I’m originally from Mallorca (Spain) and lived for several years in Cuba and Barcelona previously. My background includes photography, journalism (radio, TV, writing, columnist and social media expert), filmmaking (fiction and documentary) and public speaking and oral storytelling.
I am considered one of the early pioneers and leading artists of the Mobile Photography revolution (formerly known as iPhoneography) since 2008. One of my cellphone images was purchased and joined the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art (Atlanta). My artistic work has been additionally showcased in international exhibits, prestigious magazines, newspapers, blogs, TV segments and several book covers. My curatorial skills have been sought to be a judge in diverse international photography competitions (Viewbug, Venezuela Mobile Photo Festival, HP Air Print contest, MPA Mobile Photo Awards, EYEEM). And I’ve participated as a public speaker on stage events about Visual Storytelling, Photography (street, mobile, fashion, social visual media) and Copyright. My most recent public speaking engagements were in the first ever Spanish-English bilingual workshops by renowned non-profit storytelling organization The Moth as a story coach.
My skills have been sought by a very diverse group of clients: 1) Big corporations like UPS (the national seasonal campaign “Mobile Documentary: Wishes Delivered”), Beefeater and Last FM (campaign “The Soundtrack of Your Life”), Montblanc, HP, Panasonic and Ushuaïa Group. 2) Entertainment celebrities in theater (official photographer of the 24 Hour Broadway Plays, Tami Stronach) and music (Best Song Oscar winner, singer and actress Marketa Irglova). 3) Corporate entrepreneurial business events (New York Tech Meet Up, Blue Coat, Gamification Co, Castlight). 4) Fashion (launching campaign of brand BAR III for Macy’s, Tory Burch, Clash by Dash). 5) Political parties, with the visual storytelling consulting and photography for last year’s regional election of the Mijöpartiet (Green Party) of Varberg in Sweden.
I’m the co-founder and instructor (alongside my husband, Anton Kawasaki) of the Mobile Photo Workshop: “The Storytelling Series,” a group of successful online workshops on Street Photography, Portraiture and the concept of “Documenting Your World” (through journalistic and documentary techniques). The workshops teach our students of how hone their skills on creative storytelling and tell a perfect story by a combination of photography, text and video, using only a simple tool like a mobile device.
Recent Blog Posts
Have you ever also found yourself observing fascinated at other people sleeping in public in front of you? Or have you ever awoken from a quick nap yourself in the subway, train or plane, or at the beach or park, and wondered if anyone could have been looking at you? One of the few things in life that makes us all equal is our need and appreciation for the act of sleeping. When we fall asleep in public surrounded by strangers, we enter in a particularly interesting and vulnerable space, that makes for a fascinating observation.Read More ›
They started as strangers, subjects photographed on the street as candid images without permission asked or interaction had, taken for artistic purpose. But for different reasons, and with social media often playing a key role, I eventually got to meet the people in the photographs and established human connections with them. Often over coffee, we shared great conversation and I got to learn more about their lives. In addition, I gifted each of them a print of their original photograph, and captured them holding it. Strangers no more, indeed…and proof that street photography has a positive side you seldom hear about.Read More ›
Empezaron siendo desconocidos, sujetos fotografiados en la calle en imágenes tomadas sin posar, sin permiso, o sin interacción, con un propósito artístico. Pero por una u otra razón, y a menudo con las redes sociales jugando un papel clave, llegué a conocer a las personas en mis fotos y establecí una conexión humana con ellos. Casi siempre tomando café y con una gran charla, aprendí sobre sus vidas, les regalé una copia impresa de su foto original y les tomé un retrato posando con ella. De desconocidos a conocidos... y prueba de que la foto de cale tiene un lado positivo sobre el que no se habla a menudo.Read More ›
Photo in header by Jonathan Weiskopf