“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
My name is Vanda Ralevska and I am a photographer based in London. I am passionate about capturing the world we live in with my camera, always searching for those fleeting moments of magic that transform it into something extraordinary.
I find inspiration in the sea and its infinite power and uncontrollable energy, in quieter scenes and intimate details that abound in nature. In my images I strive to reflect the atmosphere, feeling, and sheer wonderment that our natural world can evoke within us. For me photography is more than just a recording of where I have been. It is about encompassing the whole experience of being in the outdoors, and trying to capture that one special moment that leaves a lasting impression on us.
“For me photography is about the beauty that surrounds us, that we quite often don’t realise is there. The beauty that we can see if we care to look; and sometimes the camera helps us along the way.”
My images and articles have been published in magazines, exhibited in the UK and abroad and have received awards in international competitions.
I am also a member of the Arena Photographers and Landscape Collective UK groups, give talks at camera clubs, have lectured abroad, and co-founded Landscapes by Women, an online community connecting women landscape photographers all over the world.
“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.”