MARÍA AUXILIADORA MEZA GUTIÉRREZ
I started to explore photography about two and a half years ago, although I have always been interested in it. I was born in Nicaragua but now I live in Manhattan.
Having a very active social life, I like to take my camera everywhere. I photograph parties, social events, family gatherings, and the people that attend them. I also like to capture nature, and architecture with interesting structure and design.
Using the techniques and knowledge I learned this year, my photography improved. I especially learned the importance of having a purpose before taking a photo. When my BSPL classmate and friend Lidia sat in this beautiful cascading light, I thought it was a perfect moment to document her first vaccination shot. This year, I immersed myself in self-portraiture and still life. I am extremely grateful and happy to have been able to continue this wonderful and stimulating class.
When I was young, I dreamed about having my own camera to take photos. I enjoyed looking at the photos after being developed. When my son was born, I got the chance to buy a Kodak camera and to take my own photos. Nowadays, with more knowledge about the subject, I enjoy photography even more.