Diva studied photography at Miami Dade College and CUNY: LaGuardia where her interest in video grew. She currently studies Documentary Production at CUNY Brooklyn College.
Her passion for photography has driven her to experiment with image creation both still and moving. Fueled by nostalgia and the desire to time travel, she uses archival footage as the canvas with which she creates. Using any resources available to her, Diva combines a mixture of analog and digital technologies to create visceral works of moving images that reflect a time before today.
Getting to play time machine. When I capture a moment it is held in time, for many to witness long after the moment has passed.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I try my best to make sure whoever is in front of my camera feels their best and most genuine self by ensuring their safety within my photographic space if that makes sense. As a photographer I understand it can be daunting to be in front of the camera but I assure you that once you are comfortable with the person behind the lens, then it becomes a breeze. The most important thing for me then, is to ensure that I can be a source of comfort throughout the shoot.
A fun fact about this photographer
I am currently learning how to DJ with vinyl. I've been collecting records for years now and finally decided to give it a go and realized I loved it!