Gabriel Molina is a Salvadoran photographer and designer who splits his time between New Orleans and Los Angeles. He is currently studying architecture at Tulane University while also doing photography, film, and design jobs on the side. His passion for art and design was evident from an early age and would eventually become the driving force leading to his different endeavors.
Since 2012, Gabriel has had the opportunity to work with over one hundred clients in El Salvador and the United States. The types of photography he has worked in include event photography, product photography, fashion photography, architectural photography, commercial photography, headshots, family photo shoots, and more. Gabriel's goal for all the pictures he produces is to capture the subject's true essence and emotion through a creative eye. He has worked with fashion bloggers, restaurants, store owners, hotel owners, emerging fashion designers, and more.
Gabriel's photography has been exhibited in The Story of The Creative (New York, 2013) and won second place nationally in the Imágenes Para Pensar competition and exhibition (San Salvador, 2014).
On the design side of things, Gabriel's work can be divided into two areas: graphic design + marketing and architecture.
Gabriel's passion for architecture has been there since he was a toddler, and continuously evolved to what it is now. To this day, Gabriel has worked under two award-winning architects. In El Salvador, Gabriel has interned three times at Eva Hinds Arquitectura. Eva Hinds' firm has won prizes and honorable mentions in the World Architecture Festival and the Architecture and Urbanism Biennial of El Salvador, among others. He also had the opportunity to work with award-winning architect Jeffrey Eyster of AE Architecture, in Los Angeles, CA. While interning at AE, Gabriel was part of the team that produced work that received an honorable mention in the 2018 edition of the Architecture Masterprize Competition. Gabriel will be returning to AE as an intern in May of this year.
His interest for graphic design combined with photography and marketing were what prompted him to intern twice at award-winning Salvadoran office of DDB advertising agency. At DDB, he worked alongside the production team taking photos and videos for weekly catalogs and social media posts. Gabriel is currently the Social Media Intern at the Lavin-Bernick Center at Tulane University and the Marketing Consultant for Vamonos NOLA summer camps.