unified harmonious whole

Daniela was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. From an early age she was surrounded by art in many forms, something that would guide and shape the paradise of her mind into this magnificent journey we call life. Her household was a humble one, and the perfect shelter for her dreams and ideas to prosper. Her parents were both distinguished artists in their community, and at just five years old Daniela commenced her studies at the School of Arts Neptali Rincon. For a long time that was her second home, and a significant influence on her artistic growth. She quickly found ways to materialize her perception through the different art forms, but it was her enchantment for the unknown that kept her diving deeper into her limitless imagination. 

It was in this quest of finding herself that she began to experiment with photography, she marveled at what she could create by simply interpreting her vision of the world. In these years she took many pictures that later on she would learn to interpret though more controlled and educated techniques. 

This enbarkment with her camera would come to shape the rest of her life. A journey that would lead her through significant experiences, the most significant being motherhood. It was during these first years being a mother that her craft found how to transform and evolve into what it is today. 

She was able to dedicate herself in the daily search for life’s small pleasures, those which perch in the moments that she processes first with her heart, and then freezes them in her mind. It was here in this reality of every day life that we often see but don’t observe, from which would exalt her thirst for life in the attempt to translate through an image the substance of what constantly surrounds us. 

Daniela’s vision seems to capture that which appears latent, as if quietly sitting on the same plane of existence. In which she somehow finds the perfect light for it to be portrayed into fruitition. Life throug her lens appears to be stripped so as to capture the essence of whatever it is looking at. She is able to undress in each image the secrecy stored between the photographer and the composition. Leaving her photographic fingerprint on everything she touches.

Llegando al mundo, pisando tierra firme en Maracaibo, Venezuela. Bajo el humilde techo de mi hogar, rodeada de arte y paraísos creados por la mente de un ser que recién emprendía el hermoso viaje de vivir. Inicié mis estudios de arte a los 5 años, en la Escuela Superior de Arte Neptalí Rincón, que fue por mucho tiempo mi segundo hogar e influenció gran parte de mi desarrollo personal y profesional. Desde muy pequeña mi percepción encontró la manera de plasmarse a través del aprendizaje que fui cosechando. Soñadora de nacimiento, encantada por lo desconocido sumergiéndome cada vez más en mi imaginación. En la búsqueda de mi norte en el área artística; experimenté con la fotografía. En secreto tomaba fotos sin pensar en técnicas ni composición, sólo maravillada con todo aquello que estaba pasando. Emprendiendo el viaje que habría cambiado mi vida y me introdujo a la experiencia de ser madre, fue entonces cuando hizo metamorfosis los conocimientos que había adquirido, para llevarme a niveles de vehemencia que jamás imaginé, empapándome de júbilo. Familiarizándome con los detalles de lo que me rodeaba, dándole vida a mi trabajo fotográfico, desde entonces. También incursioné en el mundo de la poesía que sigue acompañándome, a la par de mis fotografías.

Me dedico a la búsqueda de pequeños placeres, que se posan en los momentos que congelo con mi mente y proceso con el corazón. Realidades, esa cotidianidad que muchos vemos pero pocos de verdad observamos, valorándolos como alimento de vida, sustancia que nos envuelve en el día a día. Todo lo latente, aquello que comprende el mismo plano de mi existir, en armonía, posee la luz perfecta para ser retratado.

La vida se ha desnudado ante mi lente, para rescatar la esencia de si misma. Cada imagen tiene su historia que en secreto queda valiosamente guardada entre el fotógrafo y su composición. Comprendí que en la poesía de una foto queda la huella de quién la captura.

-Daniela Guerrero