We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Ramirez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Victoria, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I’ve always been a creative person. From a young age, I knew I wouldn’t be happy unless I had a creative outlet; so as an adult it’s been amazing to pursue my art full-time both through personal photography and social media content for brands. I feel very privileged to be in a spot to pursue creativity and art and be able to support myself. It took a few years to get to this point, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m most proud of the connections I’m able to share through my photography. It can be hard to capture people authentically & where they are in life while striving for perfection. However, I always say it’s the in-between moments that matter most. I used to focus so much on posing over prompts and it made my photos feel stale. I now know how to help people get to an authentic place when interacting with my camera and it shows in my recent work.
The human touch is so often overlooked and that’s where the magic happens. You just have to keep your eyes open and trust your gut.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Tucson is such a fun and interesting place & there is so much beauty and art that surrounds the city.
I would start off with coffee at Black Crown, Dinner at The Mercado ( preferably Sies), and finish with a movie at the loft.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My husband and family.
I fell into photography thanks to my family and through every step and transition, they have been overwhelmingly supportive. My two sisters model for me often when I want to do a creative session & my husband has supported me financially when business is slow. They all offer words of encouragement, especially my mom she never fails to share a post on Facebook or let her friends know I can take their photos.