Born and raised in Mexico City, Santiago Sierra Soler is a photographer, filmmaker, and creative director whose work is inspired by his fascination with various cultures, nature, and indigenous traditions.
After studying photography and art direction in Australia, Santiago moved to New York and quickly established relationships with world-renowned fashion photographers. In 2010, he formalized a creative partnership with his brother Mauricio and the duo began creating innovative work across art, fashion, animation, and video games.
Santiago’s photography has a poetic grace in its simplicity. He has the ability to actualize projects across various industries and platforms, bridging the gap between fashion, beauty, branded content, and entertainment. His portrait work for Vogue Mexico’s January 2018 issue – featuring Yalitza Aparicio, the first Indigenous woman to ever be on the cover – was called “stunning” (Who What Wear), with “no shortness of beauty” (BuzzFeed), and that it even “broke the internet” (Yahoo!).
By utilizing groundbreaking visual techniques, Santiago’s natural gift is his ability to execute projects across various industries and platforms. He has used these finely tuned skills in his collaborations with renowned clients and publications, such as HBO, Chanel, Adidas x Missoni, Dior, Nike, Estée Lauder, Swarovski, Carolina Herrera, Maybelline, Diesel, i-D, and Interview Magazine, as well as high-profile celebrities such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Stone, and Michael B. Jordan.
In 2022, Santiago launched his first photo book, “Nahual”, a collaborative effort made with the citizens of Ek-Balam, Yucatan.
Santiago is currently based between New York City and Mexico City, working on scriptwriting, staying inspired through travel, and dedicating his time to serving animals and environmental projects.