Mallorca & Ibiza based lifestyle and travel photographer Ana Lui has spent half a decade shooting commissioned work for Condé Nast Traveller UK, as well as a variety of interior magazines and design hotels, all the while visiting some of the most breathtaking destinations.
Her work is best described as “creative storytelling”, where she combines natural light with beautiful textures and small details.
Ana loves island living and she actively supports sustainability, ecology and the work of local artisans and craftspeople wherever she can.
What or who most influences your work?
- I’m influenced by beautiful personal stories, artisans, craftsmen and women - local people who work together with nature and focus on helping their home villages, towns or islands to grow and flourish.
Describe your photographic style for us in three words
- Feminine, clean, story-telling
Where is the most inspiring place you’ve travelled to and photographed in your career so far?
- Each place I visit has a different story, different vibe and I find beauty in every single destination.
Some people call me an island expert or an island addict and yes I must admit I am drawn to the islands much more than cities or mountains. I think the experience of island life is the most inspiring thing for me.
If you could own a print by any photographer, whose would it be and why?
- I would love to own some prints by Sandra De Keller, my fellow islander.
I have one large print by Kasia Widmanska, a Polish portrait photographer, she did a wonderful series called “My body is not a cage” and I had to have one of her large pieces.
I love everything by Sonia Szostak and Lucy Laucht.
I absolutely love Alistair Taylor Young’s landscapes and dreamy fuzzy travel frames.
So many amazing artists out there!
What has photography taught you about the world?
- Photography has taught me patience, appreciation of beauty and being in the moment. When you are looking at the world through a small viewfinder, time really slows down. You focus and you are right there in the moment that you choose to capture or choose to let go. It has taught me to simply “be”.
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Top to bottom: "Ibiza Coastline", "Lanzarote" and "Ancient Olive Tree" by Ana Lui