Featured Locals

Featured Local: Claudia Cuellar (JJDM)

Featured Local: Claudia Cuellar (JJDM)

In a world that struggles with vulnerability and self-doubt, local Claudia Cuellar (JJDM) feels like people cannot talk about mental health enough. Diagnosed with her own disorders, she strives to be a voice that makes state of mind a regular conversation.

Learn more about how JJDM came to be, how she channels her feelings into her work, and how she's currently living her dreams.

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Featured Local: Simon del Alto of Madera Charcuterie

In just three short months, Madera Charcuterie has boomed. What started as an idea tossing and turning in bed one night, turned into a business one week later. Read to find out why Simon del Alto decided to start a food business during COVID-19, amid grocery store shortages and paranoid purchasers.

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Featured Local: Rene Guerrero

Featured Local: Rene Guerrero

Featured for his film photography, 24 year-old Rene talks more on writing, editing, directing, and (thanks to COVID) drawing. Although past projects may have been directionless, his vision has never been clearer. That vision? Creating what he wants, how he wants. "If I'm not proud of it, what's the point of doing it?"

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Featured Local: The First Interview

Before El Local Collective came Instant Past Photography -a website only meant to sell one person's photography. Back then, our About Us page was simply a look into the questions we answered when thinking about that photography and well... about us. Little did we know that this Q&A would lead us to starting El Local Collective. This is the first interview.

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