My Background

I attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and studied design but moved towards art degree,  with the emphasis on drawing and mixed media.  I have been an artist most of my life,  As I've gotten older I found photography or should I say photography found me. I've been loving it, ever since.   I find my inspiration from the love I have for my home town of Ventura, CA but also the  local beaches, mountains and the people who live here too.  I love to photograph everything in nature, capturing moments in time.  For every picture around every corner  there's  a story that goes with it.  


Photography as Communication

I am surrounded both by natural beauty, flowers, and yes interesting people. I use my camera to document what I find the beautiful and then print images with a focus on the magic I find in daily life. My pictures tell my stories. 


Sharing Stories

Through my prints and photo books, I invite you to bring bits of my stories into your life and home. New prints are released regularly, so check back often. If you sign up for updates, you will get notified about new prints or books, sales, and shows.

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Manzano Photography

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