I am very excited you like my work enough to read a little about me and how I became a photographer.
I was born and raised in La Coruna, Spain. Growing up in a family of seven siblings I was always trying to figure where I fit in. As a teenager I was always fascinated by the arts and enjoyed exploring my creativity in different mediums. I wanted to paint and grow up to be a successful artist. My parents encouraged my dreams so they send me to America to learn a second language and pursue my artistic dreams. At seventeen I moved to Boston enrolled in English classes and I began my creative journey.
Shortly after my arrival and feeling more comfortable with my grasp of the English language, I applied to The Art Institute of Boston and joined my brother where he was studying. It was my best friend and brother who introduced me to photography. I fell in love with the art form and along with the support of my family who encouraged me to follow my passion and pursue a career as a photographer. I picked my first camera in 1996, put together a portfolio and enrolled in The Art Institute of Boston. After four years of intensive class studies, I finished school and received a BFA in Photography.
To help support myself through school I began apprenticing with many photographers and printers. Like a sponge, I absorbed everything I could from anyone who was willing to take me under their wing. Throughout my education and the few years that followed, it was clear where this journey was taking me. TATIANA BLANCO PHOTOGRAPHY was born. Like many photographers interested in documentary photography I had big dreams of traveling the world and photographing for National Geographic. A friend of mine knew I was trying to get my business off the ground and asked me to photograph her wedding. I was skeptical at first because someone’s wedding is a very memorable time in their life. I did photograph the wedding. The experience was beautiful, to be surrounded with people at such a wonderful time in their lives, I was hit with a life changing realization. I wanted to work with people! Every person is special in their own way. I enjoy finding the beauty with people and capturing it on film. I have been fortunate to meet people from all walks of life many of whom I remain in contact with. From photographing expectant mothers, graduations, corporate, head shots, weddings and engagements, I have seen such beauty and love. It is not just taking a photo but the entire process, from the first meeting, until the photos are delivered is a great journey.
Photography fulfills my life!
There is no greater feeling than to be able to bring happiness to others through my passion in photography.
I hope this helps you to learn about me and I get to hear from you and which ever moment you are about to embark. Looking forward to it!