I have a passion for all things colourful, trashy and cute.
Born in 1994 in Sydney, Australia, Emma is an Iranian-Australian photographer and visual artist. She has a zest for life and has been fascinated by the art of photography since she was eleven years old. At 16, she established her freelance photography business operating throughout Sydney.
Emma's love for exploring the world, learning new cultures, and marvelling at nature led her to packing up her life and moving abroad to Europe at the age of 21. Additional to photography, she has a strong career background in digital marketing, strategy and branding. However at one point, she took the plunge and left the 9-to-5 world to dedicate her time on photography. She then received her Masters in Photography & Design at Elisava in Barcelona, Spain. Emma has photographed for clients such as Canva, the Sydney Opera House, Oxford Art Factory, FBI Radio, Broadsheet, and more. In addition, she's had her works exhibited at the Can Framis Museum, Biblioteca Esquerra de l'Eixample, and the Arenas Mall in Barcelona.
As an artist, Emma loves to use humour in her works to help connect with her audience. She enjoys playing with irony, sarcasm, and anything kitsch, as well as tackling important topics around racism and cultural identity. In her commercial work, she takes precision in comprehending exactly what her clients are seeking, and is always committed to exceeding their expectations. Furthermore, her marketing background is a strong advantage, as it enables her to thoroughly understand her clients' creative briefs from a business perspective.
Emma is currently based in Barcelona, Spain, and is available for commercial and artistic projects throughout Europe & Australia.
2021–22 Masters in Photography and Design, Elisava School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona, Spain
2016-17 Communication Design (Photography), Exchange Program, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Hamburg, Germany
2014–18 Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) & Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography), University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Seen, FineArt Photography Festival Igualada | Barcelona, Spain
Poblenou en Pantalla, Can Framis Museum | Vila Casas Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Inherited Turbulence, Biblioteca Esquerra de l'Eixample | Agustí Centelles, Barcelona, Spain
Nice To See You Again, Arenas de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
English, Farsi, German, and (coming soon!) Spanish
Photo by Meghan Mathews