More than just his life's work, Fernando Marroquin's love for images is an inheritance. The great-grandson of the man who introduced Kodak to northern Mexico in the 1920s, Marroquin was born into a family of skilled and passionate cinematographers in a small ranch outside of Saltillo, a city in the northeastern region of Mexico. At the age of 12 he relocated with his family to Mexico City, where immersion in the theatre, museums, and the monumental architecture that characterizes the capital nurtured his predilection for capturing the artistry in human design.
For the greater part of the aughts, Marroquin worked in Barcelona and London, assisting a slew of renowned fashion photographers until he returned to his home country in 2008 and established his independent career. Since then, his work has appeared in major publications such as Architectural Digest, W Magazine, Architectural Review, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, Esquire, GQ, and i-D. He has also worked within the advertising industry, producing campaigns for agencies like Publicist, BBDO, TBWA, Walter Thomson, and more.
At the center of Marroquin's work is a clear appreciation for the spatial qualities of any given setting, highlighting the beauty within tension between interiors and exteriors, shapes and textures, light and shadow. After 15 years in Mexico City ” one of the world's most vibrant metropolises ” he relocated to San Jose Baja California, where he admires the stark contrast of nature and architecture, and enjoys the tranquility of small-town living along with his beloved wife and three children.