Steven and Carmen founded Explorers Photography to bring awareness to cultural heritage around the world through Fine Art Photography. They are published photographers and underwater archaeologists. 

Carmen Obied, PhD | Creative-Director

Carmen Obied Lopez is the Co-Founder and Creative-Director of Explorers Photography. Her careers and passions are connected by her multicultural influences. Carmen has a PhD in Maritime Archaeology and grew up a polyglot, born in Seville, Spain, and raised in Lisbon, Portugal, with an English/Scottish mother and Egyptian/Spanish father. Carmen is also a professional agency-signed high fashion and commercial model, having worked 10+ years internationally and art-directed large scale photoshoots and magazine publications as the Features Editor for Fashion Shift Magazine. Her major accomplishments in the fashion industry include publications in Vogue UK and Italia, winner of V&A Museum’s Horst competition, regular London Fashion Week runways, billboard campaigns, magazine covers, and underwater modelling. Both Steven and Carmen are also photogrammetrists and lead a photogrammetry project and workshops for the Natural History Museum of LA County. 

Steven Lopez, MSc | Photographer

Steven Lopezis the Co-Founder and Photographer of Explorers Photography. Steven, an L.A. local of Mexican/Native American heritage, first specialized in photography through his archaeological photogrammetric work (3D modeling). Steven has directed photographic documenting for archaeological projects, media coverage and publications. Steven leads a photogrammetry project and workshops for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. His photographic career also took him into the fashion realm through his work as the Travel Editor & Photographer for Fashion Shift Magazine in London, England, featuring his quarterly column 'Oh Snap! Adventures'. Through archaeology, Steven also met his wife, Carmen Obied, in Croatia, during an AAUS scientific diving and archaeological project. Steven and Carmen are now living in L.A., where they founded the Explorers Photography. 

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