'Sol' means sun in both Swedish and Spanish, the yin and yang of my DNA.
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A little about me...
My name is Ana Öström, I live in Melbourne with my 5 year old boy. When I'm not taking photos or helping my son find his toy spider, I make jewellery. I think it’s in my DNA to create, and I love the idea of making things that last a lifetime, be it a piece of metal, or in photography... Feel free to check out my jewellery work here...
I was born in Sweden, but my dad is from Spain, and whilst my dual ethnicity created some identity confusion in the early days, now I love it. In fact, it’s probably the reason for my adventures, creative and carefree attitude. I have lived all over (Stockholm, London, Birmingham, Ibiza) and through the well- trodden years, I’ve developed a natural interest and ease with people. This has paired perfectly with my love for photography.
I claimed the family camera as my own at around 11 and ever since then, there's hardly any pictures of me in the family album. I lived with three of my younger siblings so they were my very tolerant models.
My first photography job at 18 was with a fashion photographer. He was a great mentor and taught me a lot about lighting and was a master at making the models feel comfortable, even the professionals has stage fright. In the years since, the camera has accompanied me on my travels all over the world; -to each new country I’ve called home, and finally in my (relatively new) role as a mother. My son is now my constant model and we have an ongoing project - excessive documentation of his face!
Now, I spend weekends photographing parties, families milestones, special events, shindigs or insightful portraits. I love meeting new people, and I especially love working with kids, probably because I'm a big kid myself! We connect easily and I go with the flow and let them be themselves.
I love meeting new clients and getting to know a bit about what you're after. If you're interested in working together, finding out more, or arranging an initial consultation, please get in touch
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photo by: Megan Gisborne Photography