Submitted by Liyat Haile, Founder at Liyat G Haile Photography based in Melbourne, Australia.

Bio:

I work with families, couples and individuals who’d like their interactions, love & connections documented through lifestyle photography.

Liyat’s Story:

As a young girl, I remember sitting by my parents’ bookshelf at home in Ethiopia browsing through photo albums of families, weddings, births, travels and friendships. My passion for photography was born there.

Today, I’m a lifestyle and family photographer living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Capturing natural interactions and connections is what my photography is about. 10 years ago, if you told me I’d be a photographer, I would’ve found it quite surprising. With a Masters degree in E-commerce, I was working full-time as an IT contractor in public office. I only took photographs on holidays.

From 2010 onwards, I found myself being pulled by photography. I looked up at the clouds and wanted to capture their formation. While walking around Melbourne streets, I began to capture graffiti walls, people walking and talking, and all kinds of objects from vintage mailboxes to cars. I realised I enjoyed being creative with photography more than IT, so I began to read books and watch educational tutorials online to improve my technical skills. I mastered my DSLR camera, which was gifted to me by my dear parents, and started editing and enhancing my photos in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Basically, my DSLR and Macbook became my best friends.

By 2013, I had turned into an avid photography-enthusiast posting my shots on different sites, which resulted in my photos being featured online and published in a newsletter. In 2017, an opportunity to showcase my documentary work was presented to me and I went for it! The exhibition, which took place in Melbourne was inspirational not only to myself, but to others as well.

Quick Links to Liyat G Haile Photography:

Website – https://www.liyatphotography.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/liyatghphotography/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/liyatghphotography/

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