I’m a freelance photographer in Staten Island, NY. Since I was younger I always enjoyed creating things, whether it be through drawing, writing, or playing my guitar.
I majored in graphic design at Curtis High School and was chosen out of a few students to join the Cooper Union Art program. I received a bachelors degree in Economics from The College of Staten Island where I also took many fine arts courses.
I didn’t discover my passion in photography until I was about 19 years old during my college days. I always kept my camera around to capture those house party debaucheries. The rest is history.
Since then I’ve done photo gigs for a small recording label: Star Struck Records. I’ve covered the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge in Manhattan, an annual international design challenge to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. I’ve done many events from local band coverage to Barmitvahs and OWS. On my own time I like to shoot landscapes and explore the city with my Nikon.
Name: Desiree Arroyo
Lives in: Staten Island, Richmond County, New York
Occupation: Photographer (Still)