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My work is influenced by my career in environmental policy and much of my life spent living in cities - Washington, London, Boston, Pune (India), and then back to DC. Given this background, I think about things like how for the first time in history, most of the world's population lives in cities, with urban areas growing by 50+ million people annually (Source: World Health Organization) - and implications this has for the natural environment and how we experience it. More and more people are encountering nature from a very human-constructed landscape. So with my camera I explore how the natural and built environments coexist.
As a city-dweller, I also love to see how people express their individuality in a concrete, glass, steel, and brick world. I explore the role that color holds in human expression in urban life. This obsession with color led to my "DC by Color" project, to which I add every chance I get. Many of these images are on this website; I also regularly post even more of them, one color at a time, on Instagram @rinamrodriguez, and am pursuing publishing the images as a book. I'm also expanding this project to other cities.
(As much as I love urban locations, I also like to get away with my husband to pretty fabulous places with mountains, rocks, and bare land. That's why I'm there in the Isle of Skye, photographing of course, while on my honeymoon a few years ago with my great hubby.)
Website and Print Publications/Use: My images have been used in print and/or web form by the following organizations and firms: