Since I started my journey with photography in 2012, I have opened my eyes to the subtle poetry of the street. Unlike a painter, a photographer has to rely on what the world has to offer at a given moment when the camera is to hand. It’s one of the reasons, I fell in love with the idea of serendipity, for the potential to create magic. Though I am still developing my creative practice, I am a colour photographer, I only see in colour, despite my nostalgic sensibilities, I adore the hues of tropical light. Who I am as a person influences my photography, an optimist, inclined to a rose tinted vision.
I am passionate about photography not just as a contemporary art form, but as a means of creative personal expression. Photography captivates me for its capacity to tell a story, both about the photographer and the subject in front of the lens; it can evoke a sense of intrigue, questions and emotions.
I now appreciate that as a photographer, to say something compelling, you often have to revisit a place and immerse yourself, to truly appreciate all the elements that make it unique; this contrary is to the whirlwind of contemporary life, with everything moving at a fast pace. Though I have an affinity for warmer climates because of the quality of the light, the striking colours and that life is often lived out on the streets, taking photographs locally also is a source of joy for me. I am currently based in Darmstadt, Germany. I try to find inspiration also in other artistic mediums for creative ideas for personal projects. I graduated from University of the Arts in London, for the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in July, 2022.
I am currently working on two long term projects, “Esperança” is a collaborative project with my long time mentor Nicolas Pascarel, based in a remote island in the Gulf of Guinea. The second project “By the River: Encounters with Nubia” has been shortlisted for the Mead Fellowship and currently in stage 2 of the selection process.
I am a Distinction member of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).