My name is Zilá ( it spells “zee-lah”).
I grew up in beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brasil and I’ve lived in Arizona with my husband, our two beautiful children and our lovely cats since 2002.
Photography is one of my favorite things in life, and it all started at age of 13 when my dad let me play with his old Kodak Instamatic, point and shoot camera. It was love at first sight. I’ve been snapping pictures all my life!
In 1994, after graduating in Early Childhood Education, I attended photography school for one year. I come from film school, and I taught myself digital photography and Photoshop at my own pace. I believe I am an enthusiast and constant learner.
I am very fond of black and white portraiture and documentary style photos. I also enjoy shooting the nature as well as macros and still life. I would love to travel around the world and document the richness of other cultures. While this dream hasn’t become reality, I photograph my humble surroundings.
Publications and Licensed Works: Some of my photographs were published in Easy Living magazine UK, April 2010 Anniversary edition,Apartment Therapy, and one image was published on Popular Photography Magazine, with honorable mention – March 2004. Recently a brief appearence on ABC Extreme Makeover - Zdroj family with Murals Your Way. Some of my photographs were licensed to: Art.com, Murals Your Way, Pottery Barn Kids and The Land of Nod.
My portfolio shows my personal photos, travels, my own family, and some work done for a few friends. I love capturing bits of this crazy, beautiful life journey as it happens.
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- Flagstaff, AZ, United States