Biography

I am a photographer living and working on the Côte d’Azur.  I specialize in documenting events, with an emphasis on the ‘natural’ and ‘editorial’ style of reportage.

Fashion photography, travel reportages, portraiture, modelling books, and photo consultancy also form part of my wider portfolio.

Attending events with discretion, I achieve professional and very natural reportages, documenting people, details and venues.  I capture the spontaneous and raw emotions which surpass static beauty.

My history with photography goes back to early childhood where I admired my father’s photographic talents and his beautiful camera, which he later gave me, so that I could commence my ambitions in photography.

During my modelling career, stylists and make-up artists all over the world, often  transformed me into what seemed like a Blade Runner cartoon character for their shots, so, I rebelled, and  that’s how my passion for natural photos was born.

I like the idea of showing people that they are beautiful as they are, through my photographs.  It’s important to keep our imperfect beauty, because, that is what makes one unique.

If  you are interested in seeing my commercial and free work within  fashion and beauty, please visit  www.helena-ahonen.com .