Artinez Productions aims to preserve and empower first-generation Americans, Chicano Culture, and Mexican-American communities. We capture portraits and landscapes reflecting the power and history of these communities and the people of Southern California. My audience is the Southwest, formerly the northern frontier to Spain, conquered by Manifest Destiny. This conquest created an identity crisis, and I intend to be a part of the positive recovery of our roots, arm us with growing knowledge to progress into the future and make our marks in history. I plan to create a renewed understanding of cultures working with professional portraiture, social media, and galleries within these communities.
Interview by the San Diego Voyager