I have eight years of experience working as a photographer and director. I have earned my Masters in photography at Goldsmiths, University of London. Throughout my career I have worked across various fields in the industry such as editorial, music, advertising and documentary. I have worked on global campaigns for international clients as well as local community projects. The prolific use of lighting, camera and audio techniques, alongside the use of editing programs, are daily tasks that complete a wide range of my technical skill As a self-starting individual, I am highly driven and my approach to creative work is not to be limited to a medium or a fixed role but rather use my passion to tell a story and engage myself fully in the project. I love working with people and so no project is ever to large or too small.
More than anything I love about this job that it takes me to places and people that I would have never met otherwise. Whether that's luxurious places with restricted access or prisons and slums at the other side of the world. The camera always acts like a bridge between me and the world. It is an instant connection that makes people curious and makes communication possible where no language is required. And above all, of course, it helps me capturing the beauty I see in the world. Everywhere.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I worked on so many projects throughout the years that were special to me, it's hard to single any of them out. But one project that will always stand out for me was shooting prisoners in Germany and interviewing them about their life. I would sit with them for an hour, listening to their story before I would take their picture. The only way for me, I could portrait them was in trying to get to know something about who they are, who they were before they got to this place and what made them get there. I needed to see the person behind the label 'prisoner' - I needed to know there was a life lived behind each and every single one of them.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
For my project with prisoners I was awarded by The Guardian in 2014. I also received 2 scholarships, one that took me to live and work in Barcelona for a year and one by my university - Goldsmiths, University of London.
A fun fact about this photographer
I absolutely love travelling as for me there is no better way of discovering the world we live in. Last year I drove a car from Germany all the way to Kyrgyzstan which took me 7 months during which I lived in my car. Travelling like this reminds me of the oneness and interconnectedness we all share and that we are all in this together.