Mike (Mario) Fuentes
I was born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. I came to the United States in 2006 in search of a better life and have worked in the hospitality industry since I arrived. In 2015 I proudly joined the team at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar in Washington DC. where my goal is to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable dining experience by providing quality service and making everyone feel at home.
I’m a self-taught part-time photographer in Washington, DC. I learned the basics by reading articles and books, by watching instructional videos, and by observing and talking to other photographers. I started with a simple DSLR and now use a Sony mirrorless camera.
I’m an outdoors guy, and so I love to explore DC on foot and on my bike during all four seasons, looking for the perfect shot! I hope you like my work as much as I like creating it. My latest exhibition was at the National Portrait Gallery where my work was showcased for a day as well in other locations in DC.
Photography to me is a way of expressing my feelings that I can not tell in words but rather show you in images by freezing moments in time that will pass to history. It’s a way of getting lost among the streets that lead me to wonderful places to enjoy and appreciate life as it is.
"I want to show you the world the way I see it"