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Raquel "Rocky" Natalicchio is an international photo journalist who is currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. Having been raised as a traveler, both living and traveling in Madrid, Barcelona, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, Puerto Rico, London and Germany, her style, personality, and ability to climb anything in her path have put her in the forefront of street and urban photography. 

 

“Early on I taught myself how to use a 35mm film camera and took very raw images, the streets were my classroom, tunnels below the city, downtown rooftops that hovered above, the abandoned train stations, houses left splattered in graffiti. It all became a visual addiction, looking for a way to transform that moment I captured into a narrative. Not only did i want to share the beautiful moments i was experiencing, I also wanted to bring a positive light into social photography that would give hope and inspire people. This communication made me want to speak through my images even louder, and I want to keep this dialogue open to be able to plant seeds as they were planted for me.”

 

She has curated and organized several of her own solo exhibits and events: Angel City Brewery DTLA, and Culture Collide in LA's bicycle District, She has also been featured in Miami Art Basel 2016, Photo LA 2017, Night On Broadway 2017 with the Ace Hotel , Los Angeles Center of Photography, "Her" honoring Women's Month with the City of Los Angeles and DTLA Art Districts 'Beyond the lines' art show.  Her work has been published  in four issues of Urban Cyclist Magazine from the UK, local and online news sources such as DTLA Times and CNN,  She has worked as a staff photojournalist for Happening in DTLA, and is currently showing at galleries through out the US. This year she will be releasing her first photo books, LALA LAND, Light Up LA, and Spray for Peace.

Keep up with her on the next adventure by Following her IG & Blog #RNPExplores

 They say when something is right or meant to be the entire universe conspires to make it so. It’s that“AHA!” moment, like falling in love for the first time. For me it happened when I picked up a camera.