Carmina is a fine arts photographer whose work crosses both traditional and modern techniques to create images that blend reality with the magical and supernatural, along with concepts from memory, literature and folk iconography.
Creative portraits for creative people. Carmina offers personalized sessions for actors, authors, painters, poets, musicians, as well as families, maternity, infants and children.
"I love portraits that sing with the essence of being human. I love capturing moments of growth, serendipity, and possibility. I love the preciousness that you can capture in a single instant, the magic of making something out of nothing, creating an image from a tiny opening in a dark place. My work has been called sweet, serious, and thoughtful.
My passion for combining people, stories, and images was born in my grandparent’s living room as I looked through their collection of National Geographics filled with colorful photographs of people, places, and culture. I pursued this love as I studied Cultural Anthropology at CSU Monterey Bay and am now continuing to develop image-making technique with the Photography Department at Cabrillo College. My work includes portraiture, as well as studies of the Shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe in Watsonville, California, and experiments with traditional and alternative process photography.
When I’m not making photos you’ll find me having tea and walking with friends, taking classes in old-timey photography, or watching every episode of Star Trek. I just finished Next Generation and am currently looking forward to viewing Stark Trek III: The Search for Spock."
Let's hope it gets good ones soon!