by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos by Alan Smith Photography

Picture Perfect

artist_farca2With the beautiful San Diego landscape as inspiration, Ivan Farca creates photographic works of art. An artist since his early years in high school, Ivan first worked in the animation industry. However, it wasn’t long before he felt the lure of photography and began to think about taking a different artistic path. “After I got married, I became interested in photography and how cameras work. I also started realizing how I could use my artistic skills through the medium of photography, especially since I’ve always had a passion for landscapes and sceneries. When we moved to San Diego, I bought my first full-frame digital camera and fell in love with chasing sunsets and capturing this great city,” revealed Ivan. It is no surprise that the ocean is his frequent muse, as he has fond memories of playing in the surf as a child. Today, La Jolla is one of his favorite places to photograph because of the vast ocean views, as well as the rock formations and cliffs that make unique and beautiful compositions.

photo by Ivan Farca

photo by Ivan Farca


Name: Ivan Farca
Profession: Fine Art Photographer
Community: Miro/Ravel
Website: www.ivanfarca.com
Hobbies & Interests: Photography, drawing, building scale models
Favorite Local Spot: Miramar Lake


photo by Ivan Farca

photo by Ivan Farca

“I’ve always had a passion for landscapes and sceneries.”

photo by Ivan Farca

photo by Ivan Farca

Ivan was born in the United States, but lived in Mexico City for much of his childhood. It was there that he began developing his artistic skills while drawing comic book characters. He then went to college in the U.S., where he pursued a degree in computer animation. “After I graduated, I returned to Mexico City. I worked in the animation industry creating more than 200 TV spots,” said Ivan. Now that he is a fine arts photographer, he is rewarded by expressing his creativity through capturing the natural beauty of San Diego. He encourages aspiring photographers to go out and shoot what inspires them. “With patience and a bit of direction, you can do wonders with your photographs,” stated Ivan.

The Farca family has been living in Scripps Ranch for nearly three years, and they are happy to reside in a beautiful area with such friendly neighbors. In his spare time, Ivan enjoys spending time with his wife, watching their children’s Little League games, going to Lake Miramar, and playing in the park with his family.

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