Photographer: Tatiana Luna @tatianaluna_fp Wardrobe Stylist/Creative Director: Fabiola Ledesma @fabiolaledesma Wardrobe Stylist: Esmae Duran @esmaeblu Wardrobe Stylist: Christine manthey @msmanthey Wardrobe Stylist: Rafa Fader @rafafader Fashion Designer: Bree Billiter @breeoriginaldesigns Retoucher: Angie Marte @angiemartephotography Agency: State Management New York @statemgmt Assistant: Rita Helman @hemanrita Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Odilis Trinidad @odilis.trinidad Wardrobe Stylist/Fashion Designer: Pia Bolte @piaboltefashion_official Hair Stylist: Diego Alejo Gomez @alejo25 Hair Stylist: Teofany Manus @teofany.manus Fashion Designer: Jorge Contreras @jorgecontrerasmexico Model: Resnya Renee @resnyarenee @new york model management Model: SAMAYAH JARAMILLO @samayahjaramillo @New Icon NY Model: Liv Packard @livpackard @statemgmt Model: Candice Lam @iamcandicelam @Bella Agency Model: Yaris Cedano @yariscedano Model: Karina Knapp @karina.knapp @STATE Management Model: Lucila Bass @lily.bass Model: Anna Yurkova @annaiiix @State
To begin, can you tell us a bit about yourself and how did you get into the photography world? Do you have any formal training in your background?
I've been fascinated with photography since very young. It was introduced to me by my father who had a passion for photography. Growing up I remember taking photography classes with my best friend. I believe education is key in helping develop your skill set therefore I decided to receive formal training. I have a degree in Mass Media concentration in audiovisuals, a master's in photography, and a Ph.D. in fashion photography.
You have a very unique style. How would you describe your photography to someone who has never seen it?
Movements, colors, and locations that go with my inspirations.
What is one last impression you want to leave in your photographs?
Create a style that expresses who I am
Fashion photography comes with a lot of stress, how do you handle it?
I let situations take their natural course. Sometimes even when you try your best things that are out of your control happen. You might have someone from the team that cancels at the last minute. Sometimes the day you're supposed shoot outdoors is the day it rains. I've come to the understanding that everything happens for a reason therefore I'm completely chill during my shootings
What's going through your mind when you are on set behind the camera?
I’m always checking that the team is fine and making sure everything goes well. I’m also thinking about the next scenes and pose based on the location
You bring a very high production value to your work. What is your retouching/production philosophy? How important is Photoshop in your final images?
Even though part of my education involved taking classes in photoshop, I hate retouching! It's a love hate relationship.
Are you the sort of photographer who plans for every minuscule detail or are you more spontaneous with your creations? Where do you find the majority of your inspiration?
I plan everything as soon as I get an inspiration, from location, to postproduction, to getting the team together. I get my inspiration from my day to day enjoyment of life which include my love for movies, paintings, colors, art, and music
What advice would you give to someone looking at a photography career?
Perseverance and practice is really important, but most importantly be yourself and create your own personal style.
What types of projects are dearest to your heart?
I love fashion photoshoots and runway shows
What projects are you working on next, and what are your goals for the future?
I’m always working on new shootings and projects. My goal is to keep learning and growing as an artist
Where can we see more of your works and get connected with you?
You can find me on tatianaluna_fp