Welcome to my London photography + life blog. It’s the place to get to know me a bit better and where I share some of my work, photography advice and tips, my travels, musings about life and parenthood. And books, a lot of books.
Confession time: I kind of miss the quietness of the first lockdown, where the world stopped and there was the time and the space to think, be creative, and create new things. But I also enjoy being busy (just not all the time!) and shooting and teaching and talking...
What is education? How do children learn? Can they learn without school? What does it look like day-to-day? Is it just for the ultra-rich with an army of tutors? What about socialisation? Without school, how will they ever learn to operate in a society? How can you...
I love photographing in my client's homes. It's the place where they are often the most comfortable at, and it's reflected in the relaxed, real life, documentary imagery. This was my first photoshoot after the lockdown, and what a joy it was! We started with a couple...
I felt like I hadn’t really picked up the camera much over the past few weeks during the lockdown as I’ve retreated into my own bubble — but looking back and the thousands of files in my hard drive I clearly have. A while back I’ve heard Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s White House photographer, say that often the true meaning or significance of an image doesn’t reveal itself until some time has passed, and I’m embracing that.
If you’re stuck with kids at home due to self-isolation, embracing social distrancing, or because you’re on a COVID-19 lockdown, I know it can be difficult and frustrating. As someone who’s been home educating my 9 year old son since the he was 4 while also running a business, I know a thing or two about managing a child at home with stayng sane. Hopefully this little guide will help you stay sane, too.
With five children under the age of five running in different directions at warp speed, I was ready to embrace the chaos and let the things evolve as they might. That’s exactly what my approach to photography is all about.
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I’m Antonina, a London family photographer who takes a photojournalistic approach.
I’m a recovering lawyer, an imperfect mother and a book junkie.
Creating candid, artistic family photography is my true calling.