Where are you from?
I am born in Lienz, Austria and raised in a town nearby called Kufstein, wedged in-between Germany and Italy. Imagine 360 mountain views, ancient buildings, a huge fortress and clear blue lakes dotted across the forests.
Where do you live?
Wellington, New Zealand
How old are you?
I am 24 years young.
Do you have a motto?
Create more than you consume.
What camera gear do you use?
Remember, the most valuable part of creating a meaningful photograph is your eye. Aside from that, I recommend a mirrorless setup, due to weight and easiness of use. Invest in a great lens to make the most of the camera body.
Sonya7ii with the following lenses: 35mm f1.4, 16-35mm f4 and 70-200mm f4
DJI Mavic Pro with Polar Pro filters.
How do you edit your photos?
With my personal presets in Lightroom. They will be for sale very soon.
Do you offer wedding photography?
I'm in the process. Let's talk again in June.
How did you get started?
Aged 18, I came to New Zealand to study English. My school fell over, I lost my visa and all there was left to do was travel; something I didn't think of doing beforehand. So I went off, explored and ultimately settled down in New Zealand. Fast forward four years, a University degree and countless countries later; I decided to purchase a camera. And that's when I became famous.
Who am I kidding? I played around with it and soon (half a year later with absolute zero knowledge of photography, social media, SEO or any other such thing) decided to make a website and Instagram account. At this point, it was all go.
I spent my days at university trying to maintain my GPA (something my future corporate career relied on), working two jobs, applying for jobs, scholarships and a masters programme, running a blog, networking and convincing myself I now was a fashion blogger. Long story short, I don't fancy the idea of mindless consumption for the sake of filling a void within. Slowly and steadily (we're talking snail speed), I carved out a path which led me to tell stories through photography.
Despite it being my fulltime job three years later, I am learning something new every day and feel beyond excited for many more years of hard work, sacrifice, creativity and deep connection.