Both light and shadow are the dance of love. – Rumi
The story behind Ziva is a story of finding one’s own path and creating relevance in life and business. As I was looking for a word that is meaningful, deep, and worthwhile, I started playing around with mindfulness, enlightenment, and similar words. I wanted to have a clear connection between my own values and the work that I do but I also wanted to clearly show the goals behind my work.
I didn’t want to choose a word that is overused or misused. With the help of one very special person who understood that I need to have meaning in this process of my work, we chose the word ZIVA.
As some might know, the word ZIVA has its roots in more than one language–this particular understanding is derived from Shona, the beautiful language of one of my closest friends and sister. It means to perceive or understand the truth, to have a clear or distinct perception or apprehension of something, to understand or comprehend clearly and fully. It means to be conscious of perceiving truly. ZIVA also has wider significance and beautiful meanings in other languages, such as radiance, brilliance, and light.
I needed to connect emotions, meaning and the essence of my photography work into a word -Ziva-
The moment I heard the word and its meaning it all started making sense. ZIVA is a word that carries meaning, allows me to honor people I love, and encapsulates what I strive for in my work. I am always thriving to understand what I see, capturing the beauty and truth in front of me while playing with light, bringing brilliance and radiance into my work.
My photography connects the emotions and the story of an object. It doesn’t matter if it is product photography or your own session for professional images, I will take the time to understand what message you want to send through the use of photography.
Whether you are looking for a product, business, or social media photographer, I’m here to help you tell your visual story. Let me give your business story a fresh look.
Currently located in Lexington Kentucky, but always ready to travel.
I am a Lexington-based commercial photographer who was born in Poland, grew up in Germany, lived in Africa and Asia, and is happy to bring life to your visual communication wherever you are.
This year I will be traveling to Germany, Poland, Thailand, and South Africa. Let me know if you would like to book sessions in any of these countries, or even in others.