Louisa grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and she studied Fine Art at Rhodes University, South Africa, majoring in Photography.
“Growing up in Africa I lived and interacted with a variety of different communities which helped inspire a deep respect for the people I encountered and the ways in which they live their lives. Language, race and religion were never a cultural barrier they rather stimulated a natural curiosity in me that went far beyond my formal education. It inspired me to become a visual storyteller and traverse the globe with my camera documenting the vast and intimate fabric of people’s lives. My purpose is to increase understanding, awareness and give people a voice through my photographs. I have a strong passion to empower women in lower socio economic communities. I can never truly convey my deep appreciation to these communities for allowing me into their worlds; their individual stories are equally as compelling as they are educational, my hope is not only to bring insight to me but through my images greater awareness to the collective as a whole”Louisa has successfully forged an international photographic career as a lifestyle documentary photographer and a Fine Art photographer. Louisa’s had numerous solo gallery exhibitions, her oversized fine art African Tribal Portraits are sought after by Art Collectors around the world. Her portrait and documentary photography has been published in coffee table books, featured on the front cover of various magazines and newspapers; Pro Photo, African Geographic, Home Beautiful, the Daily Telegraph, CNN Travel, Social Documentary.com. Currently featuring an 8page gallery spread in Lisa Messengers Collective Hub magazine. Louisa has won awards in various photographic competitions worldwide and was a finalist for the prestigious ‘Head On’ 2017 portrait awards.
Louisa spent four years working for Commonwealth Bank traveling Australia, photographing their black and white lifestyle photography seen in giant glass wall displays in branches countrywide. Her clients have ranged from Virgin mobile, CNN, Toyota, Think Tank Media, Solar Choice, Warner Bros, LJ Hooker, Simple Life Strategies, Charlotte Dodson Yoga TV and So They Can.
When Louisa is not on assignment or traveling she lives and works as a freelance photographer in Sydney, Australia.
To see more of her Africa Collection or other works from her lifestyle series – please email or call to enquire.