ABOUT ME

I am a globetrotter photographer. 

For a very short period of my life, I wanted to be a teacher because my older sister wanted to be one. I also wanted a unicorn for the same reason. I was 4, she was 6 and to me that meant she knew everything and all the choices she made were the right ones.

My career choice shifted shortly after. I had two cousins who were traveling the world and were sending us postcards from all these wondrous places they visited. To me, that was the absolute expression of freedom: I was 12 and knew I would be a globetrotter photographer. 

My Becoming

Coming from a modest family, it wasn't until 2003 that I was able to have my very own camera: a third hand Russian Zenit on film, fully manual, which I worked hard to save money for. It was back in the era when commercial digital cameras were just newborns and everybody wanted one: they were sleek, shooting in auto and fit in a pocket.

I stuck with my bulky and scratched Zenit and traveled with it everywhere. Because it was fully manual, I learned how to work in every light condition. Because it was on film, I learned how to see and shoot only what is relevant. Because it was heavy ... well, I'd like to say that I was able to build up muscle but sadly that's not the case. 

Today, God has made my dream come true: I am a Canon girl and I travel the world as often and for as long as I can. I shoot landscapes and people. My photography style is a mixture of natural and artificial light but lately I found myself more drawn to manmade light when photographing people. 

Enjoy my galleries and blog posts where I describe my travels and share local tips!

Don't be shy and drop me a note if you have questions about my travels, you want me to blog about a specific place or simply want to have one of my photographs signed. 

Have a blessed day!

Andra Mara