Heidy Colón is a photographer from San German, who currently studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. She has been practicing photography for over seven years. During those years, her lens has focused on Nature’s leaves and roots, beautiful landscapes, and people. Heidy has captured the sublimity of Puerto Rico through her camera. In her portraits, we can witness her visions as if we were there ourselves. Our eyes become her eyes. She gives you a sense of being there in the moment, receiving all the beauty.
Her photography blur the lines between divinity and nature. Occasionally, Heidy’s lens zooms on the cosmos, becoming psychedelic by blending imagery from outer space into our daily lives. This gives her photography an ethereal and helps us see the sacred within the “mundane.” When asked about her vocation and how it came to be, Heidy had the following to share with us,
The way I found my calling within the photography realm wasn’t really a specific moment in time. It grew gradually, as I kept exploring different subjects to portray in front of my lens. Even so, when I started photographing rustic spots from my hometown, San Germán, it caught my attention how people kept asking where that picture was taken (even by locals that have lived there their whole lives). I was mesmerized by this realization, and decided to take the matter into my own hands by always looking beyond the main centers of attraction and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary life.
In a world where superficiality and “fitting in” is a constant variable jumping around in society, noticing these small details makes the understanding of diversity much easier to normalize.
Heidy’s work in Flickr has garnered over 124,000 views.