Growing up among artists, I constantly dreamt of what it would be like to become one. And look at me now - a thriving photographer, my canvas, the world around me. It would seem that all that time with my head in the clouds paid off! To me, my camera is like a kaleidoscope with millions of images that are fascinating and never alike. I count my lucky stars for being able to do what I love for a living. Surely, photography can be a challenging field, but I love a good challenge and wouldn't trade it for any other profession. I'm a natural explorer and nomad at heart, always seeking opportunities to grow as a photographer and to collaborate with creative visionaries. An open mind to new ideas and experiences is a quality that I treasure in people and goes hand in hand with appreciation for good food, a witty sense of humour, a belief in honesty and true friendship. My guiding principal is to appreciate each day for what it is. Through the lens, I have learned to see potential in even the most mundane. The world is far more beautiful than the naked eye can see.
Diana Duzbayeva is from Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan where she graduated from the Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering as an environmental economist. Seven years ago, she moved to Canada. Shortly after her arrival, Diana chose to pursue the new career in photography field. As a graduate of Grand MacEwan University, she had the remarkable opportunity to participate in UNA Canada Multimedia & Multiculturalism internship programme.
Currently, Diana is working as a freelance travel and lifestyle photographer. Being an active member of a local community, she is often documenting Edmonton’s people, places and events through four seasons, as part of an overall city branding and story initiative.
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