Maya photographs movement – mostly dancers and fish. She has spent over a decade exploring motion both in and out of water. Raised with wild cats near the ocean, she went on to study Biology at Imperial College in London, and as a photographer is completely self-taught.
As a free-diver and an infatuated photographer, it was only natural to explore the underwater world from a visual perspective. Despite obvious risks, Maya has had the priviledge to come into intimate contact with most majestic of ocean animals and they have allowed her a glimpse into this magical world. Her work has been published in wildlife publications and she was a finalist in the Epsom World Shootout in 2011 for the Environmental Conservation Category.
Her inspiration comes from exploring the essence of freedom, getting close to her subjects and capturing a moment that is not repeatable. Photography holds a purity and grace that is unparalleled. It relies on a delicate harmony & a particular kind of intimacy between subject and shooter. It has a timeless strength that is both real and dream-like.
Dance photography holds an emotive energy and fluidity akin to that of graceful creatures in water. Both are about anticipation and pre-visualizing of movement.
Maya has trained with Chris Nash in London & Lois Greenfield in New York and exhibited at City Hall in London, Metal Culture in Chalkwell Hall & at the Arles Salon in France. Maya´s images has provided images to the Akram Khan Company. Her work is the result of commissions and collaborations with independent performers and clients such as Dance UK, BBC Wildlife Magazine, AD Dance Company, The English National Ballet, Body of People Dance Company & The Nureyev Medical Foundation.