latishaduarte@gmail.com

+1 646 306 6111

I live and work between New York and Cape Town. I have an Honours Degree in Production Design (Bachelor of Arts: Motion Picture Medium) and have spent the last 12 years working as an art director and production designer in tv and film. Always having had a deep love for flora and fauna, I often marry the two lines of specialty. Working with plants and flowers never fails to inspire and brings any image to life to enhance the unspoken truth of the story. Art directing shoots with a strong emphasis on living matter installations is where I come to life. Bold colours and patterns inspire me, especially the work of Henri Matisse in his later years. The classicism,  chiaroscuro and impossibility of the still life work of the Dutch Masters inspire many of the compositions of my floral work and Bauhaus school influences my architectural persuasion.

Always willing to travel for work. Especially to places with great plants.

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