My name is Leire Baztarrica, I’m a female photographer and content creator based in California since 2017.
Born and raised in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. All my life I have been experimenting with different artistic media. I graduated in June 2016 in Creation and Design (UPV / EHU – Bilbao).
I left the design world to focus on my true passion: portrait photography.
In September of 2015, I received an art scholarship in Reno (Nevada, USA). There, I started with the project Reno Neon, in which I did historical research and a photographic project based on the art behind neon lights.
During the year 2016, I devoted myself completely to finishing my Final Degree Project. I presented an analysis of kitsch aesthetics (Khists, Kictsh, Kitsch).
I moved to Los Angeles in 2017, and this gave me access to a new range of opportunities to collaborate with all kinds of creatives, brands, actors and musicians. For example, I’ve become the photo and video assistant for the Spanish artist Jimena Reno.
Since summer 2018, I’ve been growing my clientele list thanks to my Airbnb Experience: “Model for one day in DTLA”.
During 2019 I worked as an ongoing lifestyle photographer for the brand Just Water owned by Jaden Smith as well.
Thanks to the platform The H Hub, I started working for other brands such as Forager Project, Aura Bora, Rip It, Reeds, Wetzel’s Pretzels, Buddha Brain, Señor Lechuga, Dazey, Cleveland Kitchen, Veda Warrior and Livwell Nutrition.
In 2020, Alt Group gave me the opportunity to work as a lifestyle photographer in bigger productions for brands such as Medify Air, Grillman, Flexi Hose and Better Booch.
Now, I’m in Santa Clarita working part-time for Impulse Music Co.!