Maria Camila Bañol Montoya
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Maria Camila Bañol Montoya

Photographer/ Aspiring Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Maria Camila Bañol Montoya
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Maria Camila Bañol Montoya

Photographer/ Aspiring Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a versatile creative skilled in photography, graphic design, and set design, with aspirations to become an art director. Coming from a working-class background, I’ve cultivated resilience and adaptability in the face of resource constraints, consistently surpassing expectations in creative briefs. A pivotal moment in my journey was exhibiting my work ‘Latin Americans in London’ at esteemed venues such as Brixton House and the Colombian Embassy. My passion for creativity stems from my upbringing; both my parents migrated from Colombia to the UK, neither proficient in English. Growing up bilingual, I encountered challenges in verbal communication, which led me to find solace in creativity. It felt natural to express myself through visual storytelling. Over the years, I honed my craft in photography finding joy in capturing people’s stories and emotions. I'm looking to partner with creative individuals who nurture personal development, ignite fresh ideas to fulfill client requirements, and provide a chance to work with a harmonious and optimistic team.
Projects
  • Latin American's In London
    Latin American's In London"Latin Americans in LDN" began in 2021 with the purpose of fostering my connection to and understanding of my dual heritage – having been born in Colombia and raised in London. Additionally, the project aims to shed light on a thriving community often overlooked by the British Census, which unfortunately displaces Latin Americans from British society. This initiative has been an enriching journey, helping me forge connections and comprehend my identity. It remains an ongoing project, and I am e
  • Event Photography: Fusion Del Los Pueblos
    Event Photography: Fusion Del Los PueblosThe welcoming atmosphere created by @fusion_de_los_pueblos was a pleasure. Seeing all the groups radiating positive energy through dance and music was incredible. Additionally, the discourse on resistance against colonization was very important. It's always beautiful to witness the diversity and unity of Latin American communities. As a Latin American and a minority in London, experiencing this event filled me with immense pride. Sharing this cultural celebration with people from various ethni
  • Lost Saints clothing brand
    Lost Saints clothing brandEcommerce photography for an independent clothing brand featured on the brand social media and website.
  • Beauty Shots of Artika
    Beauty Shots of ArtikaArtika is wearing Fenty.
  • Press Shots - @manukahoney @babycoda for @suzioldn
    Press Shots - @manukahoney @babycoda for @suzioldnCreative Direction | Photography | Post-Production: Maria Camila Bañol Montoya Stylist: Sophia Mena Butterfly look Marissa: @limitee_pr @stolen.stores @xhenxhen_official Pink Look Marissa and Gabi:  @_richlondon @mimanera_jewelry @hoopsandchainsldn Shirt Necklace Look Marissa: @hundredshowroom @bbsmithhh @teodora.mitrovska
  • Late night skate with Miss Reanna @reevs8s
    Late night skate with Miss Reanna @reevs8sAfter a year of being inactive with my creative side, I've finally saved enough to purchase a new camera and laptop, and the first person I had to capture was Miss Reanna in her true element. Check her Instagram @reevs8s and get inspired!
Work history
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    Casa Lab Exhibition - Brixton HouseCasa Lab
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Selected to exhibit “Latin Americans in LDN”. This exhibition allowed me to connect with a diverse audience, fostering discussions about the Latin American experience in London through my captivating imagery.
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    Press Shots - @manukahoney @babycoda for @suzioldnFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Captured press shots for well-known DJs with a tight deadline.
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Skills
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Photography
  • Image Retouching
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion, Promotion, Imaging, and StylingUniversity of the Creative Arts Epsom
     - Epsom, United Kingdom
    Graduated with First-Class Honours -Gained comprehensive expertise in conducting in-depth structural research to fullfill project briefs. This involved the exploration of various facets, including unique selling points, marketing strategies, market comparisons, and publication analyses. Proficiently applied research outcomes to prepare and execute test shoots with successful results. -Demonstrated exceptional research and analytical skills through the development and delivery of an 8,000-word dissertation. Titled “The Sociology of Latin Americans in London and in Latin America,” this dissertation significantly contributed to the foundational research of my visual project, “Latin Americans in London.” -Successfully combined theoretical knowledge with practical application, underscoring a well-rounded education in the field of fashion, promotion, imaging, and styling.