BEHIND THE LENS
lifestyle photographer dublin
Hi there! My name is Malena.
I'm an international lifestyle photographer in Dublin specialising in portrait and dance photography. Full of happiness, love, and good vibes. Always willing to travel for work. Life lover. Creative mind. Yogi. Dancer. Forrozeira. Ballerina at heart. Dream chaser. Minimalist. Perfectionist. World wanderer. Creative Digital Media Graduate. Polyglot. Poet. Writer. Artist. Collector of moments and memories.
Currently based in Dublin and available for bookings countrywide.
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
PHILOSOPHY AND WORK ETHIC
I aim to capture authentic emotions and moments as they naturally unfold in front of the lens. Those magical moments in life that you wish you could hold on to forever. Therefore, it is not just about capturing what is seen, but more importantly what is felt. About genuine connections, emotions and expressions.
As a result, you receive photos with genuine meaning and depth. Photos that capture your personality. That reflect purity and authenticity. Not only does this approach require patience, but more so a good sense of knowing when to take the shot. And above all, it is very important to me that you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. That being said, my style is not about posed shots and strict rules, but much more about timelessness and capturing natural, fun and spontaneous moments. About unpredictable outcomes and photos that are truly candid in nature.
In short, it is documentary photography with an artistic touch.
WORK EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
My passion for photography, visual art, and storytelling has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I bought my first professional camera in 2011 and have been investing in my education and equipment as a photographer ever since. I successfully completed my full-time studies in Creative Digital Media in Ireland with a focus on photography and cinematography, as well as various masterclasses in Ireland and the UK. Furthermore, I invest a lot of hours and money into photography classes to constantly keep my industry knowledge up-to-date and continuously keep growing as a professional photographer.
During my studies, I got experience working on the set of the TV show Vikings as an assistant camera intern. Furthermore, I got to work as a Digital Image Technician, 1st and 2nd Assistant Camera Trainee as well as a Behind the Scenes Photographer to Jass Foley for various commercial productions. Clients included Google USA, Cork Harbour Islands, the Kells TypeTrail Festival and TEC7.
Additionally, I took part in a 4-day Cinematography Masterclass under instruction of PJ Dillon. This helped me a lot to further extend my knowledge of creative thinking, visual storytelling, and lighting.
If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.
— Eve Arnold
Lifestyle Photographer Dublin