by Theresa Herzog
A new chapter begins for FrogDiva Photography, having closed the chapter in Berlin and found a new home in Portugal. The road was long and complicated to reach the crossroad, but this is where a new horizon is set, pushing new boundaries.
Photography is part and parcel of who I am, as human to me as it is spiritual. This therefore defines my personal preference to shoot with natural light most of the time, thus avoiding the confines of a studio as much as possible. I believe in challenging the light, chasing the shadows, and embracing the experience. The pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 have presented new avenues to explore, particularly in portrait and food photography which I did with great gusto. Being in Portugal now means a return to my beloved seascapes and cloud dialogues, something that was sorely missing since my Southeast Asian years. On the other hand, this new phase has also led me to the exploration of the the magical serenity of the Mafra and Malveira countryside.
The camera has never defined me, photography does. So it doesn’t really matter what instrument I hold to take that shot. I just do.
What I see is what you get, pure and simple,
a covenant between my soul,
and the lens.