Vania Elise

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Artist Bio

While living and working in Los Angeles as a S.A.G actress, 10 years ago, I discovered my true passion for photography. I was gifted a film slr camera and I began snapping shots of everyone and everything. Not too long after, I acquired my first digital SLR camera. I would create stylized shoots using my friends and family. I also started to teach myself photoshop, where I experimented heavily with digital manipulation and art. Little did I know that these were the building blocks that I would later incorporate into my work process of photographing lifestyle, portraits and fashion. After dabbling with being in front of and behind the lens, I decided to head back to my hometown of Phoenix, AZ to study media and digital imaging. While I studied, I had also landed an internship with a commercial and celebrity photographer, Christopher Barr who taught me a lot about the business and production aspect of photography.
So far, I am fortunate enough to have had my work published in numerous magazines, as well as, the opportunity to be a part of the Raw Artists Organization, where I was nominated for photographer of the year in 2012.

Most recently, I have completed the Mastered photography course taught by Nick Knight. I also serve on the fashion editorial board for No Name Magazine.

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