This portrait of L.A. Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold was used in an advertising campaign to promote the Los Angeles Times | The Taste food and wine festival. Mr. Gold, hosted Flavors of L.A., a culinary event that highlighted L.A.'s top restaurants serving authentic dishes from around the world. Campaign included print, email, social media and online ads.
Marie Astrid González Los Angeles-based Photographer and Art Director. Whether it's the little things that count or the big picture, hand gestures and crooked smiles have been my photography quest: to pursue those defining moments that speak of life's textures and movements. For me, gatherings and events transmit life in its truest form, which has inspired my recent work on the neo-burlesque scene in Los Angeles and bachelorette parties as rites of passage. Both series are long-term photo essays that explore themes of femininity, growth and individual's relationship with the outside world — all of which speak to my interest in recording the way we shape life, or the way life shapes us—. While my education at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, photography) and the University Illinois (MFA, Graphic Design) have influenced my ideas, my consumer-based work as an Art Director for advertising agencies has also played a role in focusing my sensibilities.