My name is Gema, a 20 year old Photography Degree student studying at East London University.
I’ve been snapping away ever since I was little when I was given my first camera – I can’t remember what it was but it was a terrible little film thing.
I first pursued photography whilst doing an art GCSE (I got bored with drawing and painting), and continued it on to A Level, and now the foundation degree.
I have some sort of addiction with collecting cameras and now own 20 of them, ranging from the 1930’s to the present day.

I’m still a keen artist, and will happily spend hours drawing or painting portraits.

57 thoughts on “About

  1. Wonderful! I find ‘people’ the most difficult to shoot but often the most satisfying when it goes right. I have on occasions got into a bit of trouble as I am a old bearded bloke! I doubt if there is anyone in the land that would object to your taking their image! Dave H.

  2. Thoughts and senses can be turned up to be realistic only when one has the eyes to capture what actually is needed and seems that you have that… all the best… for opting a good career… Regards

  3. Hi Gema – thank you for your interest in my recent post, ‘The allure of captivating visuals’ – I’m delighted you liked it! Good luck with your studies…
    Best wishes,

  4. Hello Gema,

    Thank you for visiting my site, still trying to find my legs but I’m getting there.. Glad you liked the burlesque shots. More to come!

    Browsing your pics now….. 🙂

  5. Weird that your based in Swindon as I only live down the road near Avebury, great site, lovely portraits, especially the guy with the green hair haha.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog and clicking the ‘like” button. Thus you have led me to your blog…

  7. Hello, Gema. I am impressed by your work. I have trouble capturing people in their best light. Something I try to work on. Nice to meet you and will enjoy following your work for pointers and examples. Thanks for the ‘like’ on my Whatever Lola wants … post.

  8. Good morning, Gema – I saw that you stopped-by my blog…thank you for visiting and for letting me know you were there. I’ve enjoyed browsing through your photos…looks like you’re having a great time in school. Good luck with your studies…will look forward to seeing your work progress.

  9. Hi thanks for visit my blog and like it
    I’m a complicated human with a lot of hobies. Painting, Singing, Singing, Photography, Blogging. I’m 20 years old Indonesian, which is studied in product design.

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  10. Hi Gemma! Thank you for the visit, I loved finding your blog in return and exploring it -you’ve got some beautiful work! Love it, definitely following :))
    All the best, Anna

    • Hi, thankyou! I really liked the d5100, it had some nifty creative settings, and i really liked the flip out screen. I would recommend it. 🙂 I have the Nikon D7000 now, which also is a very good camera. 🙂

  11. Love the portrait shots you have taken. Best of luck with the degree. I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

  12. Interesting. I like determined and dedicated people, who know what they want and pursue it. I’m looking forward to start reading your blog. Best wishes. 🙂

  13. Hello Gema, I’m a camera collector addict too – mostly film cameras and still taking pictures with them as well (it’s starting to get expensive and not always easy to find places to develop film, but loving it and still prepared to pay the price). Great blog – will visit again.

  14. Hi Gema,

    Thank you for discovering my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com.

    You gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and follow your blog. I hope we both enjoy our journeys.

    To help launch you on your travels, I thought you might enjoy a couple of “Quick Links” to a few of my favorites, from over 200 posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:

    “Five Senses”

    “Maiden Mild”

    “Shaken, Not Stirred”

    On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you the best.


  15. Hey Gema, thanks for liking some of my shots! You’ve got a really professional load of shots, I especially like your portrait ones! I’ve not done a little in the past and I don’t know about you but it’s really hard to get right.

    Look forward to seeing more of your work 🙂

    Ben x

  16. Nice shot—can you imagine how it would freak the more observant were you to reverse it … (I hate myself sometimes).

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