Mariano Baltazar was a skateboarder, and he was focusing on creating a sponsor video for his local skate shop Transitions. However, he was exhausted from getting hurt and after suffering a major injury that almost led to his leg getting amputated, he quit. As a result, he began photographing his friends skating and immediately fell in love with photography. A few months went by, and he reached out to his photogenic friend and photographed her. After one photo shoot, he knew this was what he wanted to pursue as a career. He is now represented by LovesickLA, and he has been an apprentice under Jose Cervantes. Jose is a professional photographer with more than 10 years of experience. Mariano is learning under his expertise, and he is learning the ins and outs of the fashion industry.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8; Canon 70-200mm f/2.8; Canon 50mm f/1.8; Canon 17-40mm f/4