About Kusuma

I first picked up an SLR camera in 1989. I was a frustrated artist with no patience for painting and drawing. As much as I loved to draw I was never really very confident as an artist but as soon as I found photography I felt at home.

My first camera was a second hand Pentax ME Super. While it is hard to remember a life without digital photography I still hold in my heart those exciting moments in the darkroom watching a print emerge from the developer.

After initially studying photography to City & Guilds level at art college I went on to study for a degree in Media Production at West Herts College in Watford, Hertfordshire. During the 1990′s photography was still more of a hobby, although a serious one at that. My work took me in to the film industry as a Film Liaison Officer, researching and finding potential film locations.

In 2000 I got my dream job! Features Writer for the British Journal of Photography, I then went on to be its Features Editor until my departure at the end of 2003. From 2004 until 2007 I worked as a freelance features writer and photography lecturer. Clients included BJP, Professional Photographer, Digital Photographer, & the RPS magazine. I have written a broad variety of feature articles over the years from in-depth features on notable photographers, to tackling subjects from the heart, that are about the many colours that shape our lives.

As a photography lecturer I have taught AS level & HND level Photography and Media Production. I have also worked on short workshops in a community setting.

After taking a break to raise a family I am back! My photographic work is mostly studio based and I am a contributor to Shutterstock, and I-Stock. Some of my work is also available as prints and can be purchased directly from myself through Etsy & Folksy. Bespoke commissions can also be created to suit your individual needs.

If you have any questions about my work then do contact me and  I will return your message as soon as possible.