Mariano Scopel alias Mapel, was born in 1973 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Ever since he was a child he is linked to the photography world.
Proposing images provided with a visual structure far off topical mainstream, Mapel developes his creative process through constant participation in commercial projects and printing media.
In the 90´s in Buenos Aires, he was shooting the music scene, editorial and commercial projects.
In 2001 he traveled around Europe in order to get new experiences from the old continent making base between Barcelona and Ibiza.
In 2005 he settled down in Berlin where he still lives and work, developing personal and commercial projects.