Ciao, I'm Lida
A born and raised South African living on the outskirts of a little village just outside Rome with the love of my life, my Italian husband.
When we moved to Italy, I decided to realise my dream of becoming a full-time lifestyle photographer, and I am happy to say that four years on, I am living my dream, and loving every day of this grand adventure!
Sometimes I still have to pinch myself, because I just can't believe that I get to meet and photograph wonderful people from all around the world, and do it in such a breathtakingly beautiful country.
For me, photography is about about capturing real and raw emotions.
Whatever we're experiencing and wherever we're experiencing it, our lives are made up of countless small, in-between moments. Conversations, interactions, love, laughter and just being together, these are the things we'll remember.
More often than not, it's these tiny, precious gems that becomes our most treasured memories.
And it's these gems I love and strive to document.
A FEW RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME
I've always wanted to fly a fighter jet! The speed and agility of those planes just makes my skin tingle!
I met my wonderful husband when I was walking the Camino di Santiago pilgrimage in Spain.
I'm not one of those people that can forget to eat. I don't know how that is even possible!
I love, love, love food. Sushi, pizza and peanut butter smoothies being my current favourites.
My husband and I have been adopted by a little cat with heaps of attitude. We've started calling her Mamma-kat, because she has the quintessential no-nonsense attitude of a mom.
Before I became a full-time photographer, I worked in the film industry for more than a decade.
I have a BA Degree in Production Design for Film & TV, and a Diploma in Magazine Journalism.
I'm a bookworm, and even though I love my kindle, good old-fashioned books are my favourite. I love the feel and smell of the pages.
I'm always curious to know more, and I never stop learning when it comes to photography. That's one of the many things I love about this wonderful craft. There's always something new to discover.