Darlene | Artistic Healing

I was invited to be part of a photography exhibition presented by Chicanx Unknown (a photography collective) at Mi Vida in Highland Park. The theme of the exhibit was "Self Love" and I decided to photograph my friend Darlene. She hosts Frida-Inspired Painting Workshops - HEALING THROUGH SELF-PORTRAIT- and I knew she would be perfect for this project.

It was a gloomy day in L.A. and we met up at a lake in El Sereno and as the sun peeked in and out of the clouds, I captured Darlene in her true essence – painting in nature.

Here are a few favorites from the lifestyle portrait session with Darlene Valencia. 

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