Pleased to meet you, I’m so glad you found me!
Hello 🙂 I’m Samjhana Moon. I remember the first portrait I took at age 9 of our new kitten clinging to a tree trunk. I was so excited to get the film developed and I’ve been hooked on photography ever since.
I’ve always had a gift for relaxing people, seeing their unique beauty and capturing the spirit. During my college years, I immersed myself in Black and White Studio Portraiture and always came top of the class. My affinity with nature has been an important relationship for me since I discovered the healing power of the elements and landscape in my teens. The diversity of landscapes inspired me to travel the world solo for many years in search of wilderness to experience and photograph.
These 2 passions, for people and the wild, came together in 2009 when I returned to the UK after 7 years of epic travels around the world. I had a passion to share what I’d learned and help women connect with nature’s cycles in a unique way. I created a body of work called “The Goddess Within”. It exhibited in London and the work was so well received that I launched a photography business in 2010.
I strive to capture genuine moments of connection in emotive images that are healing for the woman being photographed. Witnessing and facilitating these experiences is an honour and a blessing. I never tire of hearing a woman say, “Wow, is that really me?” or “What kind of magic is that” when she sees herself in my camera.
Discovering the unique connection each woman has with the landscape, seasons, cycles and elements is what sparks my curiosity and inspires the location and timing of each photo-shoot. Empowering women to see beyond the image in the mirror, recognise their potential by letting the wildness in and finding a deeper meaning in life is what really lights my creative fire.
The images we create are an expression of the Sacred Feminine principle that acknowledges our innate connection to the natural world. The exploration of Earth based spirituality through the seasons and elements, feminine archetypes and sensory expansion are leading influences. All images are co-created on location with no digital manipulation and working intuitively with the natural flow.
It’s my wish in sharing these intimate moments with the world, that men and women alike will give greater value to feminine qualities within us all. That we return to nature as part of her cycles and seasons, not separate from Mother Earth. I hope these portraits bring the viewer into a state of presence and consciousness with the natural world and that this might lead us home, to a more sustainable and peaceful world.
What a blessing and honour for knowing you in person Samjhana and having this divine experience with you. Being held in your space, energy and heart for my own growth as a woman is a blessing beyond expressions! I’m forever touched in the deepest ends of my soul and heart. Thanks a million!