Katch Silva...

 

I’m, tiny, brown, and Colombian. I giggle a lot and nature makes me giddy. I spend my free time camping, hiking, and climbing . I live in Long Beach, CA and travel often.

Storytelling is what I love, and documenting mood is very important to me. I’m constantly inspired by the organic– mountains, rock, wind, rain, and anything in nature.

I want to make images that reflect who you are together. Your dynamic, your quirks, your intimacy, and your space.

was recently named one of Rangefinder Magazine’s 30 Rising Stars.

 

 


-What Inspired you to be photographer and as did your passion for the profession?
 

I was always a very artistic child, drawing and painting all over the place. When I took an intro film photo class in college, I fell in love with it immediately, and from there I knew I had to pursue it!



What was your first picture  did feel something special?
 

I honestly don't remember what was my first photo. I've been taking photos for a long time, as a kid I'd grab my parent's camera and take photos randomly. I know I felt a connection to art and photo from a young age though, so every photo I took was very exciting!



Tell us some important experience in your life. 
 

Experiencing a couple's wedding and love is a pretty special thing I get to experience every weekend. I consider myself very lucky!


Any advice for new generations?
 

Don't compare yourself to others. Comparison can kill your joy and your passion. Sure, you can look up to those who inspire you and learn from them, but constantly comparing my work to others when I first started made things progress slowly for me. Encourage yourself with inspiration, but focus on your own work, your own journey!

Ivan Monagas Studio