Sunday, November 7, 2010

Meet the Collective: Valentina Vitols

Have you met Valentina Vitols yet? If not, you need to get into the store and meet her ASAP. She is one of the sweetest, most kind-hearted people I have ever had the honor of meeting.
Hey there pretty lady!

The sole photographer of the SPUN Sustainable Collective, Valentina hails from Caracas. It was in Caracas where she decided to follow her passion: become a full-time travel and documentary photographer and creative writer. An avid traveler, she volunteers as a Photography Instructor for children and youth at Esperanza Viva, a home for youth in Puebla, Mexico, through Aver School. Also, she's gathered documentary work from Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Costa Rica, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, United Kingdom, Venezuela and the US.

Valentina has worked with clients in Caracas, Miami, Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Vancouver BC and London, UK. Her work has been shown in several cities in the United States and in Caracas, and published by Helio Magazine (Peru), Restaura Magazine (Chile), Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan (online), Edible Seattle (online) and Refrigerator Soup. She also published a book, “Buenos Aires, Diario de Viaje”, in 2008.

Currently, the Seattle resident conducts photographic tours in Seattle for Shutter Tours. She makes sure she is always surrounded by good, warm coffee, chocolate, farmers market, great chefs and food lovers and water to enjoy with her husband Ryan.

That's not Ryan.

Valentina will always be surrounded by great company at the Collective. Happy to have you!



All photos by Valentina Vitols, except for the photo of Valentina Vitols. That one's by Zubair Lawrence.

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