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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Martin Margiela J T’M

Suite Magazine
This project consisted in portraying Martin Margiela's team. I've asked everyone to come to work with their favorite Maison Martin Margiela piece. I've photographed them in their work routine through out Margiela's studio, when it was still a little house inside a Parisian courtyard.
Everything was shot in film. After printing the photos on paper, I've reworked the images painting over some of the elements of the photo. Margiela's studio used to be all painted in white and furniture and objects all around covered with white slipcovers. I've mimic the concept through paint on top of the photos surface.
Special thanks to Tomoko, Ricardo, Natalie, Claudia & Angelique.