VISUAL STUDIES & UPROCK NARRATIVES: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEORGE R. MERCADO
George R. Mercado • Freelance Photographer • 772.634.0733
I'm a South Florida based freelance photographer that specializes in run-and-gun documentary, editorial and portraiture work from a fresh perspective. I've been dauntlessly creating multimedia content in a variety of markets for over 25 years, with the last 13 years dedicated to honing my skills in still/time-lapse photography.
The experiences that shaped my childhood now inspire my work as a photographer. Urban explorations, people, social interests and hip hop/counter culture are my subjects of choice. I got my creative start writing graffiti and illustrating comics as a teen, eventually studying computer animation and graphic design at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. I took a break from the creative grind in 2003 to help start an agency dedicated to improving the lives of the developmentally disabled in the Treasure Coast, which I currently co-direct. The birth of my daughter inspired me to pick up a camera for the first time, and I've been shooting with purpose ever since.