Something I find unique about myself is that I am very versatile in the things I shoot. Many photographers have specialities whereas I am so passionate about my work that I can fill it with anything that I feel strongly about. Whether it be a father and a son or a male model, I can capture the human form at all stages and emotions. I feel like a Mexican American it is also important to bring light to the lack of representation we have in the modelling and photography world.
Victoria, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Photographer?
I love fashion and to travel. It has always been my dream to work for Rolling Stone as not only a photographer but as a multimedia journalist for the company. I am also on the verge of starting an ethically sourced clothing line which I feel I can drive my passion for creativity in to.
Who is your inspiration in life Victoria? How do you keep inspired?
I find inspiration in the empathy of humans.
We all make mistakes Victoria; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Photographer; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
One of the first shoots I ever did a model had brought a family member along. I was so nervous, and the cousin kept directing my model. I got very frustrated but was scared to say something and come off as rude. Now I know how to be in control and still be professional when telling people to please not interrupt.
Victoria, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Photographer, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
As a journalist, I am very punctual and trustworthy if making deadlines and handling multiple projects at a time. I am able to multi-task very well have been the eldest of three. I am used to being someone others can depend and rely on.
Please tell us Victoria, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Photographer?
Sometimes it can be very tricky handling my time correctly. I not only shoot things I am passionate about but do weddings as well. Because of this, I have learned to schedule most of my editing and authoring of wedding blogs for the weekday mornings and use the evenings and weekends to shoot when possible.
Victoria, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
There was one time at work when a model was not listening to my instructions. I had to stop and figure out why they were so distracted from working. In the end, we figured out the model was having personal trouble and talk about his situation. In the end, he felt a lot better not only being able to express his emotions but showing that on camera as well.
Victoria, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Photographer. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My proudest moment as a photographer so far has been seeing my work in others homes. A couple of people have had my work framed, and it makes me feel so comforted knowing that it is appreciated daily.
Victoria, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
One time I was unable to get my flash working in the night so we used the car light and it made for some surprisingly awesome lighting.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Photographer?
No matter what don't stop shooting
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am seeking a sustainable and ethical fashion enthusiast. I am a conscious consumer of clothing meaning I don't buy from retailers who don't pay their worker's fair wages.