: Costa Rica - Los Angeles: Irene Pena

Irene Peña's career and education are split between her native Costa Rica and her adopted Los Angeles. This combination brings a cultural diversity to her work that she describes as being both very Latin and very American.

Her expressive fashion photography, known for capturing subjects in motion, is achieved without the aid of digital manipulation. A self-described purist, Irene relies on a collection of toy cameras and partially exposed film to paint ethereal landscapes for her subjects to express themselves. Her work across continents has enabled her to pair-up with many famous designers, leading to gallery shows in San Jose, New York and LA.

Irene is very involved in the production of her shoots, often selecting models, locations and wardrobe. This high level of collaboration allows her to create the perfect image for herself and her clients.

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