Named one of the 10 Best Fashion and Lifestyle Photographers in Houston 2019, and one of the Best Analog Photographers in the World in 2018.

About

Jay Marroquin is an American-born, award-winning fashion photographer. Named one of the 10 Best Fashion and Lifestyle Photographers in Houston 2019, and one of the Best Analog Photographers in the World.

He has worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion and luxury industry including AVEDA, Chloe Dao, Christian Siriano, Jean Paul Gaultier and Sofitel Luxury Hotels. 

His work has also appeared in top publications such as VOGUE, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, and on networks such as ABC, CNN, Lifetime and FashionTV.

Texas | New York | London | Paris | Milan | Asia

Responsibility

As of January 1, 2018, I am limiting fashion work to those that operate in a responsible and ethical manner. Companies which are not exploiting workers in 3rd world countries. Companies which practice sustainable fashion. Companies that recognize the negative impact of the ‘system’. The system of micro-seasons which solely for pure profit, create so much uncessary waste and misery for countless laborers.

– Jay Marroquin

Philosophy

Born to immigrant parents, Jay Marroquin has always had the courage to dream big. He realized that through hard work and dedication, dreams became reality.

He is a self-taught photographer who primarily shoots 35mm film & digital formats. He believes that a photograph should be creative, evoke emotion and stir the soul.

A result of thought, passion, respect for the craft and a celebration of time-honored photography methods. Simply said, a great photograph that has been captured, not created digitally. 

Prior to photography, Jay Marroquin competed in professional motorsports in various categories including karting, sports cars and Formula cars. The same competitive and adventurous spirit carries over into all photography projects undertaken by Jay Marroquin.

Full Client List

Airbnb – Anilu Oms – AVEDA – A.Z Araujo – BELLA NTV7 | Malaysia – BOGOSSE – Bourne Jewelry – Brass Thread – Carlos Vigil – Charming Charlie – Chloe Dao – Christian Siriano – CNN – Conde Nast – Cureology – Elaine Turner – ELLE (Phai Dep ELLE) – Fashion TV – Fabiola Arias – Fashion Houston – Gemma Kahng – Harper’s Bazaar – Hotel Icon – Inspire Magazine | Slovakia – Irina Shabayeva – Janavi Folmsebee – Jean Paul Gaultier – Jose Cuervo – La Mochi – Magpies & Peacocks – MEERO – Metrovelvet – Nagacia – New Straits Times – New York Magazine – Nour de la Garza – NOV – Paola Hernandez – Proclamation Jewelry – PRPR – Ricardo Seco – Sameera Faridi – SHANY Cosmetics – Sisterly Village – Sofitel Luxury Hotels – St. Nicola – STYLE.com – Toni Whitaker – _VO Style+Living+Play | Mexico – Vanidades – VOGUE – Wenna Prive – Whyte and Mackay Ltd – Yellow Magazine – Zapatero + Bucaram

Press
  • June 2019 – Named one of the 10 Best Lifestyle Photographers in Houston by peerspace
  • April 2019 – Named one of the 11 Best Houston Fashion Photographers by peerspace
  • March 2018 – “One of the best analog photographers in the world” The Phoblographer featured in Emulsion
  • June 2017 – Jay Marroquin’s ENCOUNTERS Deliver an Almost Citizen Kane Look to Portraiture by The Phoblographer
  • November 2016 – Jay Marroquin talks about Fantasy, and the importance of it. Watch the CreativeMornings talk online
  • October 2016 – Houston’s top Stylemakers: Finalists offer advice on fab fashion and worst trends by CultureMap
  • August 2014 – 10 Awesome Houston-Based Photographers on the Rise by Green Label, a Mountain Dew Venture
  • August 2014 – Where does one begin when introducing Jay Marroquin? I’ll just take a stab at it. Alien Skin Software
  • March 2014 – Jay Marroquin had the courage to dream big… and look where he is now! Interviewed by ModelManagement 
  • January 2013 – Houston fashion photographer sets out to find couples in love. Houston Chronicle
  • December 2012 – ‘Pursuing the Passion’ – A documentary about Fashion Photographer Jay Marroquin wins BEST FILM at Rice University’s CelebrateART 2013. A film by Mary Anderson and Gloria Quintanilla.
  • July 2011 – “Incredibly unsettling works from photographer Jay Marroquin” Houston Press
  • July 2011 – Stylish crowd catches Cunningham film at MFAH Houston Chronicle 
  • July 2011 – Bill Cunningham Discussion Panel at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)

Current Projects

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 – United States, Houston, G Gallery, “Brazarre Houston”
  • 2014 – Bolivia, Santa Cruz, Los Tajibos Hotel & Convention Center, “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Day”
  • 2013 – Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Pelita Hati Gallery of Art “Select Works” 
  • 2013 – United States, Houston, M2 Gallery “It’s a Fine Line” Collaboration with Tra Slaughter 
  • 2012 – United States, Houston, East End Studio Gallery “Lucha X Vida”
  • 2012 – United States, Houston, Artopia, Winter Street Studio, “HATE!!” 
  • 2011 – United States, Houston, War’hous Visual Studios, Houston “Sweaty.Sultry.Sandy” 
  • 2011 – United States, Houston, Artopia, Winter Street Studio, “RAW” 
  • 2010 – United States, Houston, War’hous Visual Studios, “Select Works” 
  • 2010 – United States, Houston, Artopia, Winter Street Studio, “Select Works” 
  • 2008 – United States, Houston, Houston Methodist Hospital, “Personal Pathways”.

Solo Exhibitions | Permanent Installations

  • 2013 – United States, Houston, Hughes Hangar “Romance of the Photograph”
  • 2010 – United States, Houston, Dean’s Montrose “RAW” 
  • 2009 – United States, Houston, Houston Methodist Hospital “Healing Arts” 

Talks

  • 2016 – United States, Houston, Lawndale Art Center | CreativeMornings “Fantasy”
  • 2013 – Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Pelita Hati Gallery of Art “Select Works” 
  • 2013 – Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, ntv7 Bella with Daphne Iking, “Romance of the Photograph” 
  • 2011 – United States, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts | MFAH “Bill Cunningham New York”
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