“I grew up on a travelling circus, so I’m eternally drawn to peeking behind the curtain, exploring both the beauty of the finished product and the painstaking process behind it.”

Nathalie Marquez Courtney is a Mexican-Irish editorial photographer living in Galway, Ireland.

She has photographed some of Ireland’s most inspiring and influential creatives for national titles including The Irish Times, Irish Independent, Image Magazine and Image Interiors & Living.

Portrait by Ben Marquez Keenan