HI, I’M FREYA.
I’m a photographer and visual identity consultant living in East London with my husband Adam and our curly haired dog, Molly.
Most days I am working with my camera, or infront of a computer, living the normal life of a girl in London spending time with friends and weekends in the country. Other days I'm traveling overseas to photograph migrant workers at the bottom of a mine, or bonded brick kiln workers living and working together alongside their children and animals.
I like variety in my life, and I love to forge connections with my photos in a way that connects one heart to another, and ultimately makes a difference.
I am drawn to photographing the good in people, capturing the human elements that connect us all and bind us together. I love bringing people together through my work and taking photos that show we are all connected in some way, we are all the same in how we feel. And even though our life stories differ, we are not so different from each other in what makes us human.
As a photographer and a consultant I thrive on connecting an audience to an idea, on telling the stories that allow people to open their hearts and connect to a cause, a concept, a personal story or a way of life different from their own.
I began working as a humanitarian and animal welfare photographer four years ago – I found an organisation that was struggling to tell its story and without really knowing where to start, I set about changing that. What started out as an impromptu trip to Kenya as a director with a borrowed camera, launched a career as a photographer, visual content and branding consultant, and sometimes videographer.
Since that moment I have been drawn to telling people’s stories, and I haven’t stopped since.
From a slate mine in Dharamshala, to an animal welfare club in a school in Kenya, or the hills of Quiché in Guatemala, I take pictures that focus on the dots that bind us all together as people. I search out that thread that connects a viewer to a concept, and I capture it using a style of photography that doesn't seek to elicit pity or fear, but rather empathy and an connection that lasts.