I am a French-Venezuelan wildlife and underwater photographer with a combined background in art, media & social sciences. I come from a multicultural family of artists and graphic designers which has influenced my approach to image making: always looking for abstraction in patterns, lines and colours.
I recently graduated with 1st class honours from a BA(hons) in Marine and Natural History Photography at Falmouth University but I also hold a Political Science degree from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
I am passionate about preserving the natural world and aspire to become a camera operator, a photojournalist and a conservation filmmaker. My pro-active, optimistic and hardworking nature have led me to work with renowned institutions like the Galapagos National Park and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
I am currently based in Bristol (UK) and am part of MAYN creative agency but I am available for assignments worldwide.
Please feel free to contact me through this form or directly email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other links: www.mayn-creative.com/irene-mendez-cruz