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Meet Trailblazer Mariane Tec

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mariane Tec.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Mariane. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born in a small town in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Growing up, I used to appropriate my mother’s camera and film, photographing everything that my eyes could see. Always interested in tech gadgets, I decided to get a degree in Computer Science at Universidade Paulista (UNIP). Months before graduating my life took a dramatic turn; I had to move to the United States with no hope of returning.

I decided to submerge herself completely in photography. I went back to college for an Associate’s degree in Photography and Digital Imaging at Southwestern College.

Today, I am recipient of awards from various small photo contests.

I have worked as a photographer for events such as the San Diego Film Festival and Fire Police Championship and many more. Also, I exhibited my art in a group show at Southwestern College Student Gallery, in a curated exhibit at Southwestern College art Gallery, and San Diego County Fair.

Currently, I live and work in San Diego city, where I spend time photographing portraits and pursuing other personal projects in photography.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
English is still a barrier for me. Verbally express myself it is often impossible. I tend to mix three languages at once to try to explain something simple. Let’s face it; It is funny. In between my friends and I have a joke, they always say that I have my privet dictionary.

I have overcome this obstacle using images instead of words. With my camera, I can freely express my self without judgment; without saying words, I finely can tell a story.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Mariane Tec Photography – what should we know?
I am a fine art portrait photographer. I specialized in emotions, something I couldn’t name in myself besides happy or sad.

I became fascinated when I discovered that I could reproduce my feeling into others and photograph it. When I found that faces could hide several other emotions, and my job was to reveling it. I have discovered myself in others.

We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
The most significant barrier in this industry is taking the first step towards your goal, and being a female still; you must take two significant steps. Julia M Cameron is my heroin. She was one of the pioneer women in photography despite soft focus; all her work is a set of elegant portraits. Many people then and now tend to point her soft-focus, which for me and many others, it was her strength. She never gave up her photography, so my point here is: try hard and never giving up on your work. One day, you will have your dreams fulfilled.

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Mariane Tec Photography

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1 Comment

  1. Marcos Lima

    October 15, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Hey Mary,
    I loved your photos. I’m pretty sure, for what I know of you, that you are a hard working and dedicated person.

    God bless you,

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