I'm María, photographer, retoucher and self portraiture artist.
I was born in 1987 in Caracas, Venezuela. The first song I loved was Bohemian Rhapsody at age 5, and my fascination with music would only expand over time. I started liking cameras when I was in college, and soon was photographing my friend's shows after graduating. I then went on to work with Revista Ladosis and Guataca Producciones until I moved to Boston in 2012 to both further my education and quench my thirst for rock and roll.
I am now a staff photographer and writer at FRAMECODE Mag, Front of House Boston, The Entertainment Outlet and Melodic Magazine, and have been a collaborator for publications such as Vanyaland, Live For Live Music, New England Sounds, Consequence of Sound, One-Twenty Decibels, Sad Punk Press, Allston Pudding, and Do617.
Along the way, I've photographed some of my all time favorite artists: Queen, Kiss, Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Dorothy, Duran Duran, Rob Zombie, Alice in Chains, Judas Priest, Anthrax, and many more. You would think this quenched that thirst: absolutely not, it only made it stronger.
My general approach can be summed up in the words of Paul Stanley in the "Rise To It" video: There's nothing we can't do.