MY NAME IS MERICIA
Although my photography is modern, at the same time I see my work as humble and profound; My name is Mericia Achaval and I am a landscape photographer, entirely self-taught. I love to create beautiful photography in a very simple and natural way.
My equipment is uncomplicated, as I only use my 7D Cannon, natural lighting, and quite often without the use of my tripod, as my impulsiveness takes the best of me being so thrilled in the heat of the moment of taking pictures. It’s truly a natural gift from God, for which I am very grateful. When I contemplate my work, I can really feel a sense of God’s touch in it. That factor is what brings serenity and comfort to my soul, making every effort worthy in each journey.
I was born and raised in Mexico and from a very young age I discovered my love for the arts, such as painting and drawing, but I really never identified completely with any of these forms of art, until 1997 when I discovered the art of landscape photography, and it was love at first sight. I had finally found my way where I can truly identify myself as an artist and photography became my passion.
As a little girl, I use to lose myself in time. admiring the beauty of nature; the way the clouds and sun embellish the sky, the moon and stars in the night sky, the roses in my mother’s garden, and the birds, all that was amazing to me. And, I knew that something much greater than pure accident was the author of all these perfectly balanced beauty on our planet and in the universe.
I knew that the author's name was God. He showed his power and surpassing love for humanity within these stunning creations. Only his perfect mathematical mind could put together all the wonders in the universe to create life; I knew this was God all along, and the only thing I needed to do to see him was to go outside and look around. Not too much has changed since back then, as I am still doing the same thing today, the only difference now is that when I go outdoors to cherish the landscapes, I have a camera in hand ready to snap a shot while marveling at the presence of God in Mother Nature, praising the treasures we have in His miraculous handy-work.
Features Mericia Achaval in their section PEOPLE TO WATCH
Las Vegas Woman Magazine
PEOPLE TO WATCH is a section of the magazine that acknowledges people that through hard work, innovation and a drive to make a difference, are leading their industries and leaving a lasting mark within our community.
Whether it is by making a difference within the medical or nonprofit communities through offering services that are more accessible and affordable, making construction sites safer through training and safety helping to spread the word about nonprofits or local businesses through public relations, or life’s most precious moments and making people look and feel amazing, the 2020 People to Watch are inspiring others in their everyday lives.
Mericia is an entirely self-taught landscape photographer with her 7D Canon as her constant companion. She exhibits her work in many art galleries nationally and locally at Got Art Gallery at Planet Hollywood.
Mericia loves her work and is always traveling in search of new landscapes to take amazing pictures and new challenges. She is sharing her newest stage as an author of her new book, “God’s Reflections Photography,” which took her four years to accomplish. It is a collection of stunning photographs paired with Bible scriptures for the whole family to enjoy, especially the youth, to find solace and comfort during difficult times.