“I’ve been cooking for the last 8 years. When I turned 18 I decided that I didn’t want to continue studying, and my mother told me I had two choices, either I moved back to Nicaragua or I learned some kind of trade to make a living with; I got a gig washing dishes for a company and worked my way up from there, working in different restaurants in various positions – and even delved into food photography 5 years ago, which got me featured in a few magazines! Now I do a bit of everything, I’m a line cook during the day, but I focus on my photography at night after my shifts.

My goal in the future is opening my own photography studio and being able to cook my own food for the shots, travel to do photography work, developing my portfolio enough to the point where I can make that my focus – it’s my dream.”