“It all started in film school. That’s where I fell in love with images and photography and lights and shadow.”
Imagine South America’s Atacama desert. Awe-inspiring mountains, clouds, expanses. Otherworldly landscapes devoid of human life make you feel like you’re on another planet. An impressive silence fills the air. This is where Mariana Moraes began shooting street photography. Sure, it’s a far cry from the streets of NYC, but as Mariana took her time and shot this region and its inhabitants, a love for travel and street photography was born.
Nowadays, Mariana’s photography has blossomed from a hobby to a professional endeavor (when she’s not making films, that is) but she still enjoys taking her camera to the streets, especially when traveling.
Listen to our conversation to hear more about how Mariana draws inspiration from paintings, works with natural light and creates brilliant images. Her experiences are fascinating, as is her perspective. Click on the audio player below to hear it: