My name is Omar Ortiz Meraz, am a professional in the spatial sciences and planning fields as well as a part-time photographer. My interests cover from deep scientific research to the cultural analysis of current affairs and longtime traditions. More specifically in the scientific background I feel compelled, but not limited, to all areas of knowledge with a spatial component. My belief is that through methodological inquiry it si possible to reach a better understanding of the different and commonly complex interactions taking place in our world.
My formation as an Engineer in Geomatics with specialization in geographic information systems, programming; and remote sensing have helped me develop the tools to perform assessment and analysis and based not only on the element of study but also considering the environment and all features related to it.
The knowledge fields where I possess the most experience in the application of geomatics are meteorology and climatology; image processing for environmental impact assessment; and urban and regional management, applied to social processes and risk calculation for different populations.
With the objective of complementing my technical/scientific formation, I enrolled in the Master of Science program in Environmental and Infrastructure Planning in the RijksUnversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands. There, I received complementary instruction in how society and actors interact in the development of urban and environmental projects. In conjunction with my professional experience, I have developed tools and strategies to solve creatively with actor agreement and technical ease most scenarios and situations that may come across.
As a side project, my formation as a photographer has led me to develop a taste and language for the images captured. My conception of the photography is divided into two categories: context and movement. The dance photography and portrait work that are more natural to my style fall into “movement”. While the rest of my work tries to set the spectator inside the image.