Photography is a language that can be used to convey emotions, it is a way to interact with the world, to investigate, discover and evidence something that couldn’t be expressed otherwise. What motivates me as a photographer is to communicate a certain feeling or mood to my viewer. I want to go beyond the motif and to make us question the reality that is being presented before our eyes. The world is a mysterious place, there is much to be explored. We as humans have the capability to create meaning and new connections that are inspiring, intriguing and scary at times. With the camera in my hands, I have the possibility to go on a journey and to share my vision, intuition and, hopefully, to inspire other people.
Portraiture | Environmental photography | Visual storytelling
One of the things I enjoy the most is taking pictures at night. I love working with the artificial city lights to enhance a certain mood in my photos. For me, harsh weather usually means good pictures. For that reason, Denmark has been a generous land and I am usually thrilled to take pictures during the winter.
I have several on going photo series where I capture foggy landscapes, urban scenes at night and environmental pictures whenever the weather is on “my side”.
Read a short interview and some of my thoughts about photography on Aarhus Makers.
How I started to work with photography
During art school (2007-2012) I had analogue photography classes, but only later on I started working as a photographer. I got my first digital camera in 2013, so I could work on my portfolio. What I didn’t know back then, was that taking pictures would be a goal in itself and that the camera would be my instrument of work for the next couple of years.
Cultural events in Aarhus
I work as a freelance photographer and most of my assignments are related with cultural events in Aarhus: art exhibitions, plays, concerts and literary events. I have been working as a volunteer photographer for Litterær Lounge since 2014 and I am glad for meeting with people and covering their events.
You can see more of my photos and follow the activities I am involved with on my Facebook page. Hope you will enjoy the content.
This webpage is an ongoing process, I am always seeking to make it better and to update it. Feel free to contact me for queries, ideas or suggestions.
© all photos by Mariana Gil