Meet this week’s featured member, Ana Carina from Mexico. As a very talented photographer, she most recently won the Kinder Family Photo Shoot project! Please feel free to check out her Instagram, website, and winning submission:
Tell us about yourself, personally and creatively.
I’m Ana Carina a 21-year-old photographer from Mexico. The biggest loves of my life are my family and photography. I started to like photography when I was 14. I grabbed my moms little digital camera and played around with it, taking pictures of my house, family, friends, and also many self-portraits. When I turned 15 my parents gave me my first DSLR camera – I signed up to my first photography course and learned the basics. Since then I’ve been in different courses and classes making the best out of them. I love doing online research, this enables me to learn a lot about what I love the most. My favorite part of the day is when I can enjoy the “sweet” afternoon light; I’m usually taking pictures and trying out new things at this time.
What brought you to the Zooppa community?
Last December I received an email from Zooppa’s Campaign manager, telling me she had found my work in my Instagram account and inviting me to participate in the Kinder Family Photo Shoot contest.
What do you like most about crowdsourced film contests?
I like crowdsourced contests because through them, creatives like myself are able to expose our work to important brands, as well as receiving feedback from every member of the online community.
Name 3 photographers that have influenced your work.
Aran Goyoaga from Cannelle e Vanille.
Where do/did you go to school? How has your education
influenced your photography?
I’m currently majoring in Advertising and Strategic Communications at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO) in Mexico.
I chose this major because I was looking for something that would compliment my photography career. Also, I wanted to learn about advertising and communication, because photography is a very important element in these matters.
What is your favorite genre of photography to create?
Portraits, landscapes and food photography.
Where can we find you on a Saturday afternoon?
I’ll probably be either in a photo shoot, in my house editing or in a coffee shop with my best friends.
Choose 5 words to describe your art.
Bright, natural, simple, spontaneous and unique.
What projects are you currently working on?
Among many projects, I’m working in the photography campaign of a Mexican Designer handbags line. Also I often work with a Mexican magazine called Cream Magazine.
What drew you to participate in this campaign? i.e. – did the brief catch your attention, the prize money, the love for the
When I received the email from the Zooppa’s campaign manager, both the project and the community immediately grabbed my attention.
What is one piece of advice you would give to your fellow Zooppa community members?
Take every opportunity participating in Zooppa projects and trust your talent. You’ll see good things will happen.
10 years from now where will we see you and your photography?
Building a family and sharing all my life with them. Owning my own photography company working with the best worldwide brands and magazines.
Link us to any work/a portfolio that you would like mentioned.