This Friday, we have the second presentation of our team members. If you don’t know her already, let me introduce you to my beautiful and talented wife, Marta Hurtado.
Interview with Marta Hurtado, photographer
What is your role in the team?
I joined the team as main photographer. I give my feedback on briefs to Hector, looking for guidelines for the upcoming photo sessions. I am in charge during the shoot, so I make sure that the desired results are achieved. Then follows post processing and the delivery of the final images.
How did you get into photography?
I have an ever lasting love for the arts and crafts: photography, of course, but also sewing, or smithing. Once, I produced a full plate armor from scratch!
I am also intrigued by human behavior and interests, which led me to study psychology. Photography is my way to connect both passions: capturing the beauty of my subjects through my creative expression.
What is your favorite part of the creative process?
I love every part for the collaborative energy. But if I think specifically of my contribution, then shooting on set and post processing are clear winners.
Where does your inspiration come from?
While people are my biggest source of inspiration, I also find it in the smallest things: a butterfly going about her day, the sun reflecting on stones… The list is endless. There is always a reason to be enchanted.
I admire creative people such as Annie Leibovitz, Tim Walker, Sue Brice, Lara Jade, and Christina Greve and to name a few. Art and books that touch my soul. My day would not be complete without a lovely tune. Movies and series when I have time. Magazines, Pinterest, Google+, Facebook are great sources as well.
Share your favorite book or artwork with us.
I don’t have a favorite book. I love most works of Hermann Hesse, Paulo Coelho, and like Hector, Ayn Rand.
As for art… The surrealistic body of work of photographer Tim Walker. I can’t choose one image, as so many of his creations take my breath away and make me dream whenever I need that extra boost of inspiration.
What other projects are you currently working on?
I own a portrait photography business, Marta Hurtado Photography. I focus on capturing everyday women through a hint of glamour. My mission is to remind all women of their true beauty. You would be amazed how many of us don’t know how beautiful we really are. I believe it’s important for women of any age to know that people look at them with admiration. They are gorgeous, and I want my images to remind them of that. That’s my dream!
I am also part of graphility, where I specialize in corporate portraiture. I am strong believer of a delightful, professional online presence.
Do you have a parting advice for our readers?
Go into the world with a loving and curious attitude. Let it inspire you, and it won’t disappoint (smile). Once you are filled with joy and ideas… Create! Don’t question or doubt yourself. Simply enjoy the moment (smile).
Creative direction & photography: Hector Hurtado
Make up: Aicha Ait Boulahcen
Styling: Ruxandra Ioana Marinescu
Post processing: Marta Hurtado