About Juana Rafaela

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Biography:  Juana Rafaela Clarke is a self-taught photographer who has had a lifelong interest in photography.  Born in San Fernando, Trinidad, Juana was introduced to photography at a young age by her father, who taught her how to compose photos and capture light using his assortment of 35mm manually adjusted cameras. 

Over the years she maintained a keen interest in photography, but it was not until her son gifted her a Nikon D80 SLR camera on her 50th birthday that she developed a professional interest in photography and has purseit as a serious hobby since 2010.  

Currently her work can be identified in specific categories: landscapes, lifestyle portraits and macros of fauna and floraprinted on several medium including: canvas, metal, archival paper and acrylic. Juana lives in Connecticut, USA with her husband of 39 years, Gary Clarke and works in Health Care Finance & Administration. 

Inspiration: I was introduced to photography by my father, Ralph Belgrave, a teacher, and himself an amateur photographer.  I continue to be inspired by his example to capture unique perspectives in nature.  I am also inspired by international travel and experiencing different cultures and try to present ordinary things as I see them, sharing the world “through my eyes”.

Artist Perspective: Photography allows me the opportunity to “Capture One Moment in Time,” a moment when everything aligns to create a single instance of unsurpassed beauty, a moment that did not exist in the past and will never be replicated in the future. My goal is to capture that one unique moment that can never be duplicated.

Viewing/Purchasing the Photography of Juana Rafaela

Website: JRaffCreations.com

Instagram:  @JuanaRafaelaPhoto  

Facebook: Juana Rafaela Photography

Trinidad Location: Horizons Framing & Décor Ltd., 37 Mucarupo Road, St. James, Trinidad, WI

Direct Contact:  juanarafaela@gmail.com