paola vivas is a Mexican photographer, born and raised in the south of Mexico and currently resides between Mexico City and London and studied Fashion Photography at the University of Arts London.
paola's fashion work is inspired by youth, colours and the delicacy of the female body; combining organic portraits with staged and composed images. paola explores femininity using digital and analogue mediums allowing the strength of her subject to remain a key part of the narrative.
paola has been exploring a more portraiture approach, this shift has allowed her to explore her female gaze as an immigrant woman. Becoming much more accountable for the work she is producing and letting her embed into the projects while creating social connections, exploring intimacy and representation as a form of self-reflection.
paola is also the founder of directorio, an independent directory & support network for multidisciplinary Latin American creatives.
She recorded a podcast episode on Female Gaze for Dior Talks available to listen here.
selected clients: dior, wool and the gang, nordic poetry, puss puss magazine, dna magazine mx, metal, elle mexico, rollacoaster, purple.fr, models.com, vogue italia, client , violet book, jane by the grey attic, nylon Jp, indie magazine, l'officiel mx, elle mex, lula japan.
electric pussy, CDMX; Mex,2015
superflex community at tate modern, London, Uk 2017.
photo paris with dior, Paris, Fr 2018.
borders, CDMX. Mex 2018.
embracing stillness, Humble Arts, 2021.
All images and rights reserved @paolavivasphotography.