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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Odiseo vol.3

Folch Studio and The Flames Editorial
We worked in 4 different areas for this volume. On the content of the publication, the cover, the special collaboration, and the presentation at Do you read me?! Berlin. This volume, Albert Folch and I wanted to reaffirm the fact that Odiseo works eroticism from a conceptual point of view. So we worked on creating a balance in between natural eroticism from Marc Regas story, constructed eroticism from the graphic nudes in Olya's work, and the conceptual eroticism from Max & Patrick view on Italian women. We worked extensively on editing Marc's photos, to create a black and white melody as a José Gonzalez song. I met with Max & Patrick to personally discuss about our take on eroticism the way it can be translated to images and put ideas together, the result is a story were there is barely a couple of nudes but highly charged erotic women are portrayed, an Ode to Italian women. We also worked with Olya, on moodboards, inspiration and back stories that build her powerful emotional story about women's sexual growth. The culmination of this volume 3 was a presentation at Do You Read me Berlin?! Albert Folch talked about the project as a whole and into the Editorial scene, Oriol Mogas explained the Editorial text content, and I did the presentation on Odiseo's take on erotica and it's foundations. The special collaboration was comissioned to Aparatu, a ceramic artist and the teaser to Pensacola. The chosen cover expresses the aim of Odiseo of not being gender restricted as well as the concept that eroticism is not base on what you see but what your mind projects.