About Ilona Abou-Zolof
I love photography because it makes me see the world, my environment and people very differently. I found myself becoming much more observant.
I can see beauty in things I would have walked past before, and once I start looking closer, I can't stop seeing more and more.
When I started, I loved just taking photos of children and animals. I didn't like posed images. I wanted them more naturally or candidly, but if you stick with only two subjects, you will soon run out of exciting photos.
I left my comfort zone and tried landscape, seascape, portraiture, macro, weddings and street photography.
Now I am at a stage where I think of myself as an image maker rather than an image taker. I will get an idea; take images I can use to fulfil my vision.
I have as much fun taking the images as I have to process them in Lightroom and Photoshop afterwards.
Recently I ventured into digital art. What we can produce in the digital age and how much fun it is is fantastic.