S L Quintana
We cannot change the gaze unless we are the gazers.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 90’s I was surrounded by the stories and storytellers of Hollywood. I wanted to be part of that history, and part of the stories that shape the way we view ourselves and others. Throughout my childhood and early adulthood I very rarely saw these stories depict me, depict women that were not sterotypically beautiful, conventional or easily identifiable. Not seeing myself reflected in the cultural narrative gave me a sense of not being worth the attention of culture as a whole. I realized the only way to change this was to be the one with the creative control to create narratives that are inclusive of all people. You see, I never want another girl to look in the mirror and think think they are not worthy of the dream.
About my work:
Telling your brand’s story through visuals is just half of my work. There is also the initial creative development, planning, strategy and the careful consideration of your data and analytics. As a true left brain - right brain individual I strive to help you make the content that speaks authentically to your audience. As someone with a background in the arts I seek to put color, composition and attention to detail at the center of my work.
I truly believe content should deepen connections and create a moment that leaves an impact longer then the .25 seconds it flashes on a screen.
Reach out I’d love to talk to you, here about your project and help you create your story.
Culture should include all people and all types.