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Ether dreams photography by Gustavo Castilla

Welcome to the Ether Dreams Web Site:
I specialize in using traditional tools and methods dating from the late 1800's, the prints are all done by me.
Due to the “hand made” nature of my print making no two prints are identical.
I began creating photographs in Mexico City when I was ten years old and have had a passion for photography ever since.
As a small boy I was intrigued by the photographic process and by my late teens I was honing my craft, attending workshops and working at a small advertising agency. My work was first published while I was working at a Mexico City newspaper, where I also wrote a column about music. After relocating to Los Angeles, I studied cinematography at Columbia College in Hollywood, California and ventured into the area of celebrity photography. My images were published in various magazines including Time, Hola, and Figaro. I subsequently continued my photography studies and earned a certificate in Graphic Design with a specialization in Digital Imaging from UCLA. After earning my certificate, I produced a wide range of work in the areas of portraiture, editorial, social, and event photography, developing a particular interest in both still life and environmental portraiture. I am currently living and pursuing my photographic work in Santa Fe, NM.
In the last five years I have done presentations and workshops at Texas A&M , Stephen F. Austin State University and Blinn Collage.
My work has gained recognition at: 
2009 The International Photography Awards (IPA) Honorable Mention 
2008 The Pilsner Urquell International Photography Awards Honorable Mentions in the categories of Fine Art Nude and Fine Art Portraiture. 
2007 The International Photography Awards Honorable Mentions.

My work is held in a number of private collections and has been exhibited in a number of venues, including: 
Pleasure at Axel Contemporay Santa Fe New Mexico
Anna at El Saguan Santa Fe N.M.
Six Shooters Santa Fe N.M.
SEAD gallery, Bryan Texas solo show 20014 
ANMPAS 2013, Albuquerque, NM 
The Getty Museum 
Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
Arroyo Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
MOPLA 2010 Group Show, Los Angeles, California 
The 2008 American West Photography Exhibition, ShanHai China 
ƒ295 Symposium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California 
Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, California 
University of Judaism, Bel-Air, California 
Viva Gallery, Sherman Oaks, California 

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