meet 19-year-old photographer Luz Castilla!

Luz Castilla also known as LuzC, is a 19 years old photographer based in Houston, Texas. Her work is eclectic, fun, and dreamy. She takes advantage of unique lighting and editing to create her unconventional photos. She is a true artist, always working to elevate and innovate.

Mia: What inspired you to become interested in photography?

Luz: Creating was and will always be a part of my life. At a young age, I was always around cameras which always sparked my interest. Having spent so much time around cameras I started to love photography. Four years ago I got a hold of my first professional camera as a present.

Mia: What is your favorite shoot that you’ve done?

Luz: One of my favorite shoots would be my “Strawberry Fields” shoot. Working on this was amazing because I tried new methods of editing, lighting and positioning, which I learned a lot from.

Mia: What are your must-have items for every shoot?

Luz: My must-haves during my shoots would definitely be a tripod (mainly because I do self portraits), a mirror and different colored lights.

Mia: As a young photographer, what are some of the challenges you face, and how do you overcome them?

Luz: Not having access to many upscale editing softwares and not being able to purchase a lot of equipment for sure is a challenge but I am a firm believer of making the best of what you have.

Mia: What are your goals for the future?

Luz: My goals would be shooting for brands, celebrities, going on tour to take pictures, and also to make films.

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