Location:Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marcela (Mache) del Campo – Photographer - Buenos Aires, Argentina
My photographic training spans several schools of photography as well as workshops on the subjects of perception, portraits, nude photography, and the history of photography. I also participated in a multi-disciplinary group of sculptors, painters, writers and photographers in the art space “El Baldio Movil” led by Miguel Zurraco (www.elbaldiomovil.com.ar).
I have participated in many photo exhibitions in Argentina and Uruguay. Exhibitions of my work include “El Festival de la luz”, “Gallery Nights”, “El Baldio Movil”, “Tack room” at Polo One Pilar and a solo exhibit at the Art Gallery “Cinco Balcones" located in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. I also currently have a solo exhibition at ‘La Susana Vik’ retreats in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay on January 8, 2016.
My latest “Solo” exhibition had took place at The Argentine Embassy in Washington D.C. USA, on February 25th 2016.
One of my photos was recently selected to be exhibited at the collection “The Beauty of Humanity” at the SCOPE Art Fair that took place in Miami, FL on December 6, 2015.
My art work “Stars Walking” has got the first position winner at the London Photo Festival on May 2016 in London, UK. My art work, portrait “Sadhu” has been show as part the “Creators Deserve to be Seen” project on June 8th, SeeMee exhibitions at 4 Time Square, New York 2016.
I participated in a group exhibition “Mélange of Milieu”at “AGORA” gallery in Chelsea, NYC on June 16th, 2016.
I have edited and published several books including: “Inspiring Gaze”, a collection of many of my artistic photos; “World Portraits”, a series of portrait photography from people I met on my travels; and “Hunting Stories”, a book of street photography set in regions around the world. Currently, I am working on three more books that include photos from several exotic location: “The Eternal Smile Kingdom”, set in Myanmar; “Unity in Diversity”, set in Nepal; and “Sense Awakener”, set in India.
I believe photography enables me to creatively express my way of experiencing the world and enjoy capturing images that evoke strong emotions, colors, and textures to life. I especially enjoy capturing images in the realm of fantasy and the unknown, devoid of time, space, weather, noise, smells, and sounds. It allows me to take a moment and create a mysterious and individual story - one that intentionally excludes reality leaving open an infinite number of possible interpretations.
My intention is to transport the viewer’s mind outside the world of the rational and measurable, outside space and time and is, as well, an exciting and intriguing escape for me. It is my hope that this will generate thoughts, ideas, fantasies, and fiction - including experiences that are yet to be lived.
Portrait photography is another one of my passions, and I especially enjoy it during my travels. I fall in love with some locations for its beautiful scenery and fascinating architecture, others for the genuineness and beauty of its people, and some for both. This form of photography allows me to meet and interact with people from a variety of cultures and languages. I believe that through photography I can connect with anyone in a much deeper way, obviating the need for any language. When traveling, anything that crosses my path at any given moment becomes both my and my camera’s focus and forces me to live fully in the present moment, surrendering to all that is going on around me. Through these experiences I have gained great respect for the people from all cultures that I have had the privilege to experience and have been inspired by and have learned much from them.
Whether I am taking photographs or editing them, the process takes me to places outside the confines of structured reality and into the multi-dimensional world of creation. My work in this art form is an exciting and intriguing journey that I want to share with the world so that they, like me, may be able to watch through the eyes of their hearts.