Mariel Barrera is a native New Yorker who studied at the venerable Rhode Island School of Design and currently resides in New York City. She is known for her precise and clean technique and her approach to beauty is to enhance a woman’s beauty and not cover it up. 

Mariel began her career in NYC and immediately became an industry favorite after working with Steven Klein, Irving Penn and Fabien Baron. She has regularly collaborated with famed photographers Dan Jackson and Greg Kadel. Her broad reach within the industry includes photographers Christian Macdonald,  Jason Kibbler, Alexandra Nataf, Sebastien Kim, Bjorn Iooss, David Roemer, Benny Horne, Walter Chin and Will Davidson.

Mariel has garnered a high profile celebrity A-list following of clients including the Victoria’s Secret angels, Cameron Diaz, Taylor Swift, Arianna Grande, Kendall Jenner, Sienna Miller, Chloe Sevigny, Amanda Seyfried, Milla Jovovich, Rose Byrne, Riley Keough, Sofia Coppola, Eddie Redmayne and Lenny Kravitz

Her work can be seen regularly on covers and in publications such as Numero, American Vogue, Italian Vogue, German Vogue, Spanish Vogue and Japanese Vogue, as well as Harper's Bazaar, Allure, W, L'uomo Vogue, Another Magazine, 10 and I.D