Genesis Cabrera is an Artist – Photographer born in Venezuela and living in New York City. Her work emphasizes her passion for portrait and fashion where through portraits she reflects personality, moods, natural and raw imagery.
Genesis deconstructs her own images adding different elements to create multiple artworks collages and to show different perspectives of the same person.
Her inspirations come from natural human beauty, faces, and artists and photographers such as Horst, Man Ray, Harley Weir and movements like Dadaism.
– How and when did you become interested in photography?
It all started while I was in high school, I was very passionate about art and photography so my father got me a compact camera so that I could take it anywhere with me and I started doing portraits of my classmates. I remember it made me so happy to see them update their profile photos on Facebook with my pictures. I felt like a big photographer.
– Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art?
There are many different artists who inspire my art; I am very attracted to HORST’s work because of his posing style and how classic his photos look no matter where they’ve been taken, I also feel inspired by Guy Bourdin. Guy Bourdin’s work inspires me a lot in terms of getting to know more about women and how they can be photographed in a more unique way
– Why do you work in black and white rather than color?
I don’t mainly work in black and white, but I do love having many photos in black and white or sepia out of every series I work with. I feel like not having it would take the series into a very superficial level, empty and without telling a real message.
– How much preparation do you put into taking a photograph/series of photographs?
I mostly spend a week or two thinking about concepts, but it at times turns out to be a slightly different from the original plan, so I have learned to let things go with the flow and happen in a natural way without forcing it. The model and the team also influence me a lot as an artist in the moment of shooting, so positive vibes and encouragement is KEY for my photography process. I mostly shoot medium format digital, occasionally 35mm depending on my mood.
– Where is your photography going? What projects would you like to accomplish?
I believe is going in the right direction, I am very focused in creating multiple new series where I am exploring women’s beauty in different ways and how this is an impact for society. Also turning my photography into a more unique way by adding my passion for collages.