POP-UP PORTRAIT STUDIO with Gabriella Marks

At 516 ARTS
Fee: $25
Register in advance for 15-minute session: nichole@516arts.org, 505-242-1445


How long has it been since you’ve had a new headshot? Is it time for a new one, but not sure where or how? Join us at 516 ARTS for a Pop-up Portrait session with photographer Gabriella Marks. Gabriella is a New Mexico based professional editorial and portraiture photographer. Her work is published regionally from Local Flavor to New Mexico magazine, and nationally in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Sunset Magazine, among others. As a photographer, she has learned that listening to a subject is just as essential as how you see them, and enjoys collaborating with people to make portraits together.


Gabriella MarksGabriella Marks is a San Franciscan expat music shooter turned chef-and-farmer groupie. She arrived in New Mexico on pure intuition, but knows why she stays: the spectacular high desert light, the lenticular clouds, and the humbling experience of urging a single squash plant from the dry clay soil and ancient pueblo pottery shards in the garden. Her respect for, and relationships with, the farmers and chefs in the region grows daily.

A recognized name in the regional food world, Gabriella has been expanding her horizons to encompass lifestyle and portrait work in the Southwest and beyond.

She’s driven to discover in every single shot an opportunity to frame moments and light in harmonious and striking detail. Perhaps the most single most powerful thing she has learned is how essential good listening - to the client, to the subject, to the environment - is crucial to creating and capturing the right image.

Gabriella lives just a touch north of Santa Fe out in the wilds of Pojoaque with her husband Mike Whistler, author of The Suicide Octave and musician, one very short and rather long chiweenie, and an opinionated flock of little feathered dinosaurs, commonly known as garden variety backyard chickens.


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This event is part of PhotoSummer 2017, a collaborative initiative that strives to represent and actively promote historical and contemporary photography in New Mexico. Taking the rich legacy of photography in New Mexico as a point of departure, the exhibitions and public programs around PhotoSummer embody the continued energy and support of the photographic arts in the region. Organized by UNM Art Museum, 516 ARTS and CENTER, PhotoSummer 2017 features a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops and events in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.