Currently: Australia

a@angelakajaferro.com

L'Uomo Vogue / Vanity Fair Italia / Vogue Australia / Marie Claire / Frankie / Nylon / Instyle / Vogue Living / Dazed & Confused / Virgin - Voyer Inflight / Qantas - The Australian Way Inflight / Emirates -Open Skies Inflight / GQ India / Casa Vogue Brazil / The Globe and Mail / Architectural Digest India / WHO / NW / Griffith University / Secrets Jewellery / wired.co.uk / Fashion Weekly Concrete Playground / Pedestrian.tv / Suitcase Magazine

 

Perhaps it’s in my blood to be on this path - this magical, magnetic fusion of wanderlust and image-making.  The daughter of a German and an Italian, I grew up in Australia surrounded by sprawling greenery and quiet. This instilled in me a sense of wonderment for light and space and wild, which remain prevalent themes in my work. 

I began my journey by living briefly in New York, immersing myself in the fashion world, and for a while found solace in between the high rises. I was seeking to document the real and the rawly beautiful, craving authenticity and struggling to find it, yet not quite understanding what my path should look like. Adventures and encounters with the bold and the intriguing made me raw, brave, hungry. Knowing I needed to seek further, I found myself living in a van in the mountains of New Zealand, teaching myself how best to capture the alpine landscapes with an aesthetic of magical realism.

2016 and 2017 saw me living in Switzerland before exploring Italy, Croatia, Corsica, Norway and Scotland. I fell in love with the wild and living out of a backpack; the challenges involved in this kind of lifestyle have not only allowed me access to places that pushed my work into another realm of possibility, but the sweat – and sometimes, blood – is a tangible investment of energy into the images I capture.

I grow with every place I visit, and every person I meet, I meet with a deeper understanding for the way I want to live: to chase the stories - the images - the experiences, till I’m out of breath and bloody. When I'm a stranger in a strange land, I'm home.

You can find prints of my travels at my shop.