MARIO

GRAVINA



“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” ― George Bernard Shaw

Bio

PHOTOGRAPHY

      Almost three decades of experience, despite finding any excuse to take photos with a point and shoot camera in the early 80s, and became serious about learning the craft after purchasing my first SLR Camera, a Pentax P30 in 1992.

      I did work as a Press Photographer officially since 2004, becoming a member of the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association) in 2007. I have remained a contributor to various publications since 2012, though not earning 100% of my income through Photography.

      My main interest in the craft is that of graphic reporting, or journalism through pictures. While I have had to support myself with Wedding and Event photography, my passion remains very much in a more dynamic "street photographer" or "photojourno" style.

WRITING / SCREENWRITING

       My passion from writing began at a very early age. Writing is something that I do no matter where I am, or what time of the day.

       As a young teenager I'd watch TV Comedy/Theater hour, where there would be a large stage set up, and the entire action took place in that single room (Typically a house's Living/Family room, with access to a front door, stairways to bedrooms, and door to kitchen, etc). From those I would imagine my own stories, and write them.  Local community Groups utilized a couple of those plays.  This would end up allowing me to Study Drama for two years with famed Argentinian Actress Christina Banegas.

      I was first published back in 1992, by Buenos Aires's Renacer Magazine/Periodical, a Lifestyle publication that liked an article I wrote on the human condition and the need for understanding to exist in order to form stronger community bonds.  There are a number of collections of Poems and stories that have not yet been published, both in Spanish and English.

     Following in Dave Mamet's steps and Shonda Rhimes teachings, I was also inspired to return to write scripts and screenplays as an adult.

FILM-MAKING

       Technology advances made it possible that my dream, that of creating my own content and visions could come to pass. DSLR Cameras can now record Video, and even Cell Phones are being used to record Music Videos, and even Critically Acclaimed movies and other features.

       With my decades of experience as a photographer and story teller, I am working to provide content and stories from my unique point of view, hoping that -As Quentin Tarantino once said- "If a million people see my movie, I hope they see a million different movies".

Software Development Credits

(QA Engineer, Testing, Technical Writer, Scripting)

Graphic Design Projects

Corporate Graphic Design - UPP / Ultra Protection Program (2005-2006)

CD Art Design - Blue Sky Research Project (2016-2020)

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