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, I-Stock and Picfair. Some of my work is also available as prints and can be purchased directly from myself through my Etsy Store. Bespoke commissions can also be created to suit your individual needs. My images have also been transformed in to a range of giftware and stationary.

If you have any questions about my work then fill out a Contact Form and I will return your message as soon as possible.