Naturalist by heart and photographer by passion, Lewis Marroquin is a dedicated wildlife photographer with a challenging set goal towards making a difference by helping people come to appreciate and respect our natural world through his images. Born in Southern California, United States in 1980, Lewis was introduced to the natural world by his father at an early age with the mentality to come to appreciate the beauty and importance of its existence. As a teenager he started traveling alone to Central America with purpose of exploring the jungle of Peten and learning from its rich biodiversity which he became most attached to. It also opened up many privileged opportunities to experience nature up close by climbing active volcanoes and come face to face with the forces of nature. As an adult Lewis married Kathleen whom too is a passionate animal lover, complementing their shared love and caring for animals. It was at that time he also discovered his passion with photography and a perfect application by documenting throughout North America and Africa with the purpose of photographing its wildlife, including some of the most remarkable as well as endangered species in their natural habitat to promote their right to thrive where they belong. Both Lewis and his wife Kathleen enjoy exploring the back country to experience the natural history of its ecosystem; his photography is an extension of this love for the natural world. Exploring locations extensively, Lewis attempts to combine alluring locations and complementary illumination. His images are known for their compelling subjects, careful compositions kissed by light.
When you see snapshots and stuff like that, it lacks that impression which shows that its something special, but if you see real good art that draws you into nature and its creatures in a dramatic and beautiful perspective, then your moved to protect it.
My goal as a photographer is capture the essence of nature’s beauty in its organic state and its beautiful wildlife which I strongly believe are the very soul of their land. I specialize on photographing wildlife in their natural habitat which present what is becoming ever so rare; a glimpse of nature’s moments that captures our soul and imagination, and in between, share the essence of everyday culture that surrounds our daily lives.
“I’m a visionary who is greatly influenced and haunted by what nature and it’s beauty has to offer and teach me as an individual as well as a photographer. I become a hunter for its secrets it holds, waiting for that amazing shot, the one that makes any venture worth while. Photography is my journey, nature is my inspiration and a reminder of the lessons we can obtain from our precious animals and wilderness. Its what I do best aside from being a hard working and loving husband to my wife Kathleen. Together we reside in Los Angeles, always ready for a new experience, a new way to show you my vision as a photographer.” - Lewis Marrouin
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