Rachela is a self-taught photographer specialising in Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel and Portrait Photography. She was 18 and having spent her youth exploring other creative mediums such as painting and writing, inheriting a camera from her father sparked a passion for photo taking that hasn't died since. Her experience as a photographer has as she put its; 'organised chaos' the many years of hard-work in creating a portfolio that takes determination, hardwork and passion to being offered shoots that have seemingly come out of nowhere, to being at the right place at the right time. Constantly learning and seeking out to incorporate other forms of creative mediums to create work that is truly unique.
The constant exploration of what makes your work uniquely you, of creating a style that is uniquely yours is important to me as we live in a world where everyone is/thinks they are essentially a photographer. I love the whole process from the idea/concept process, to collaborating with other creatives, the shoot day and of course editing. I love editing just as much as shooting! The people I have been able to meet and the places I have been because of my job I never would've thought possible when I first picked up the camera. Doing what you love and being able to pay the rent is what almost everyone seeks out, no?
I have worked on editorials, weddings, musicians, events, travelled and of course each of these shoots are unique in their own way. No matter what I am working on, especially when it involves people I try to make it as special and comfortable as possible. It's not always easy being in front of the lens so I like to think my easy going and personable nature makes it easy for people to relax.
Finalist in Pedestrian Photography Tv Awards, 2013 and 2014. The Loop Photography Class Mentor, 2015 Creator and Curator of Lola Ziggy Zine, Issue #1, #2 and #3 Exhibitied at Tiny Tailor Gallery, 2016
I am currently teaching myself aromatherapy as I am obsessed with essential oils and learning italian. Fun, no? I also secretly wish to be a rapper one day.