Carlota Santamaria is a Barcelona born creative director and conceptualizer, based in between New York & Los Angeles. She has also lived in Paris, Belgium and Japan, which gave her a worldwide vision of the cultural contemporary world and a deep understanding of creative thinking and image making.
Since Volume 2 of Odiseo, She has been collaborating with Folch Studio as the magazine’s creative co-director from her studio in NY & LA.
As she is continuously working on defining a new concept of Erotica, she is been part of the a new conceptual direction to Odiseo at it’s re-launch.
In addition to her work known for crossing media genres and platforms, both on and offline, she carries out a continuous investigation as a trend forecaster.
She develops an ongoing task of essay writing on today’s complex cultural, social and economic landscape. This gives her an invaluable platform from where she develops all her creative direction projects, as Ideas City video for the New Museum.
HP Hewlett Packard; Storefront for Art and Architecture NY; New Museum; Odiseo by Folch Studio; Lucas Borras; Paper Planes; Quantic; Dresslab; Stella; Suite; Apartamento Magazine;Other clients;
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Small town boy

Inspired in suburban Paris gangs, and avoiding fashionable attitudes, this shot presents collections from different Belgium men’s designers mixed with low range basics. Juxtaposing both worlds and showing another view on masculinity.

Beauty Mario Simnch

In this piece, as part of the online platform and the multimedia possibilities it offers, we took photography one step further and build a piece in stop motion. As a beauty, products are not display in a traditional way they build up as body paint in the model’s skin turned in a canvas. A small tale on young love, and dreamers.

Beauty Erika Svensson

Erika's work is very poetic and ethereal. When I commissioned her for a beauty, a beauty on hair styling was the perfect fit, as she integrated it easily into her vision, working with it in a subtle way. Mirroring nature textures and shapes in the hair styles and intimacy in the images at the same time. Looking for a look that resembles steels from a 60' Nordic experimental movie.