About Me

7-01PAULA ORTIZ

I’m a Venezuelan Sociologist, Entrepreneur and a Documentary Event Photographer with almost ten years of experience. Currently living and working in New York City under an Extraordinary Ability visa granted by the United States.

I am also Founder and Head Photographer of the renowned Children and Family brand Bu! @bufotos.

I proudly learned and mastered most of my technique by working on the field with Reuters’ and AP Agency photographers. Therefore, developing a strong taste and respect for Documentary photography.

My main focus is documenting real stories, real people. Revealing those little, yet very personal details that define character and evoke emotions.

I offer my clients unique images, my solid visual aesthetics.  I like providing them with a flawless service, always making sure they get everything they want and more.

Every assignment represents a new challenge in which I look forward to improve and deliver better results. My work ethic is being true to myself, stay curious and always trying to go the extra mile.

I’m often described as respectful, trustworthy, punctual, amicable, hardworking, successful, honest, professional, creative and talented.

Throughout the years I have participated in renowned photography exhibits and events including “8×8. Eight days, Eight photographers” featuring my work “The Safe” with the mentorship of award winner Artist and war photographer Rita Leistner. As well as the prestigious event “Mamá Glamour” which reunited the top 20 most important brands in the event field.

My work has been published by Univision NYC channel 41, Kara’s Party Ideas, Blog Encontrando Ideias, Revista Fascinacion and Climax Magazine to mention a few.

My clients include: Capital One, Moet & Chandon, The Associated Press, Geekhive, Black Hawk Financial, BodyZone Fitness, The Israeli Chamber Project, Yoanny García, Tiendas Beco, Sixto Rein, Ana María Simon, Talentos Internacionales de América C.A., Rebeca Moreno, Astrid Carolina Herrera, among others.

During my career I’ve had the opportunity to meet, work and being mentored by incredible Artists, such as Hasselblad Masters Claudio Napolitano and Luis Cobelo, Wall Street Journal Photo Editor Dan Gaba, Reuters’ Chief Photographer and Perpignan Visa Por L’Image Jorge Silva and AP Chief Photographer Fernando Llano.

If you have any inquiries feel free to contact me (Se habla Español).

Based in New York City, available to travel across the U.S.A.

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