Interview: Photographer Diandra Galia (UK)
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am a Franco-Italian photographer based in London. I was born in France and grew up in a
bilingual family. I have travelled to many countries throughout my life and my passion for
travel came with my love for imagery and photography. I first started to photograph
landscape and architecture. Then, I photographed people and their emotions. I have now
built a business around my passion for photography. I am a part-time professional
photographer and my work has been recently recognized by Vogue Italia.
How and when did you get into photography?
I bought my first camera in 2013 and started to take photos of my trips to capture
What does photography mean to you?
Photography has become a real passion, a skill that I have mastered. It is a way for me to
express my creative energy.
Please briefly describe your photography style for our readers.
I mainly focus on Fashion black and white photography. I’m fascinated with the range of
shades of grey and the different contrasts between black and white. I strive to keep a classy,
elegant and sharp style.
Where do you get inspiration from?
I get inspiration from my daily life, magazines and social media.
Think you in advance what you want in the picture?
I think in advance the style of pictures I want to produce. I believe that good organisational
skills and constant inspiration are important for a productive photoshoot.
Studio, on location or both?
Would you consider yourself a hobbyist or a paid professional?
What has been your most memorable session and why?
I have enjoyed all my photoshoots.
Nikon or Canon? Favorite lens?
I use a Canon 5d Mark IV.
What has been the biggest source of inspiration in your work?
Cultural and social trends.
What is one piece of advice you would like to offer a new photographer looking to start
their own business?
A good photographer needs to have a keen sense of style and strive to keep inspiration
What do you think of our new magazine?
I really appreciate the idea of promoting new artists, from photographers, models, stylists to
make-up artists. I believe that the arts scene is in need of new fresh perspectives.