Photography gives me the joy of telling a story, a story that doesn’t need words; the essence of life that often goes unnoticed.
While finalizing my Bachelor in Architecture in Miami, I developed a strong attachment to images that would spark my creativity and direct my design process. I subsequently enrolled in a black and white film photography course and soon I found myself addicted to the dark room. I grew a close relationship with my old film camera as well as an advanced point-and-shoot camera that I had at the time. Needless to say, I always had them with me.
It was not until my semester abroad that I craved for more and my photographic adventure began to blossom. I spent three months in Italy, along with several trips throughout western Europe. I dedicated a large amount of time in the exploration of my new environment with my cameras by my side. In many different ways, my time in Italy was the muse for many of my design interests and has been the platform that I've leaped from in my photographic journey since then.
I enjoy nature as much as urban environments and during the year I lived in North Carolina I was able to explore the country side in more detail. I received my first DSLR camera as a gift and I made it my close companion during that part of my life, learning a bit more everyday.
I have since returned to Miami and discovered many new places to keep having fun on my photo-walking adventures. I enjoy shooting portraits, life style, weddings, engagements, details, architecture, nature, leisure, travel, and everything that comes in between, including an Italian “signora” hanging her family’s clothes outside her window.
Being behind the lens gives me peace and it is my escape from the busy life sometimes I fall into.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I've found, it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” Elliott Erwitt
© 2018 Paula Osorno Photography