GABRIELA BELL PHOTOGRAPHER
I am not part of those lucky people who always knew what they wanted to be. When I was younger I thought that my future is in an international bank, managing mergers and acquisitons of multibillion companies. Only during my master degree thesis I discovered that I could never feel happy in a place where everyone dresses in the same way and where staring at numbers all day long was de rigueur.
Then I decided that I wanted to work in the fashion industry and spent a few years in some of the top luxury companies in Milan. It was a great experience but still I felt that I was missing out something.
The decision to go to Thailand with a one way ticket in search of enlightement was one of the best I I have ever taken. This is where my passion for photography kicked off. When I returned to Milan six months later I started covering the street style for Elle during fashion weeks and occasionaly taking pitures of my friends. I was slowly becoming irreversibly hooked. One thing leads to another and now, when someone asks me What do you do, I can say that I do what I love.
I love to travel, preferably to warm places
there is nothing I wouldn't do for a good shot. You want to get a sunrise picture at 6 am? Count me in.
every rule has an exception so if you want a photo while hanging with one hand from the top of Burj Khalifa it's better to consider someone else ;)
my favorite source of light is the sun
I speak English, Italian, Bulgarian, Spanish and Greek
My phots have been seen in Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, New York Post, Indipendent, Emirates Woman, Concierge, Smile Mag.